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Live Recap: Hippo Campus and The Districts at The Riviera 10.06.18
In celebration of their sophomore album Bambi, Hippo Campus returned to Chicago to play their biggest headline show here yet, bringing along Philadelphia’s The Districts to warm up The Riviera Theatre. The Districts had been in town only a few weeks prior to perform at Riot Fest, and although the crowd at the theater varied from those that watched their Riot Fest set, the audience on Saturday night eagerly soaked up the 45 minute set.
While the stage changed over for main event, devoted fans of Hippo Campus buzzed with excitement, everyone in the packed theater ready to hear some of band’s new material live for the first time. Bambi had just been released a week before, on September 28th, and the band didn’t make fans wait long to hear the new material; In fact, they hit the stage by opening with the new album’s title track. The new music streak continued with “Honestly” and “Doubt” before the set slipped back into older staples like “Suicide Saturday” and “Simple Season.” The setlist for the rest of the night remained a thoughtful mix of the band’s discography, featuring a couple of albums and EPs.
Saturday marked only the second night of the tour so far, so if you missed out, check out our photo recap below and see where else you can catch Hippo Campus next here.
Listen to Bambi in full below: