Gavin DeGraw’s Wellmont Chariot

VH1 Super Bowl Blitz LIVE Broadcast from the Wellmont Theater

Gavin DeGraw performed in front of a sold out crowd this past Saturday for VH1’s final night of Super Bowl Blitz. He took over the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey as the final act of a six night concert series. A long line of fans stretched around the block to Bloomfield Ave as they endured the cold for hours, anxiously waiting for the doors to open. Once inside, the audience was filled with excitement as a marching band kicked the festivities off as hosts Nick Cannon and Stacy Keibler introduced DeGraw opening with his single, “In Love With A Girl.” The two time Grammy nominated singer and songwriter continuously demonstrated passion and soul throughout the night while performing his hits like “Best I Ever Had” and “Chariot.” His set included songs from his 5 albums as well as a cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” that was performed while he made his way to the back of the venue and sang with fans. His cover then transitioned to his mega hit “I Don’t Want To Be” which brought on massive applause and cheers. This moment demonstrated how far he’s come since that song was first heard during the opening credits of “One Tree Hill” 11 years ago.

The energy in the room was at a maximum with everyone in the crowd singing along to most of his songs as VH1’s mascot crowd surfed on top of fans. The crowd sang along loudly to songs like “Follow Through” and “Who’s Gonna Save Us.” Whether you were front row or you were up at the balcony, DeGraw made sure he made everyone feel like they were part of the show. His interaction with the fans proved his endless appreciation towards them. When asked by Nick Cannon if he was ready to end the night, he responded with “We’re never done baby.” This statement is nothing but the truth as he continues to show the world he has more to offer. He closed the set with “Not Over You” and waved to the cheering crowd before exiting the stage.

Although he’s eleven years into his wildly successful career, he’s proven that he could continue to blow everyone away with his live performances. Upcoming shows at the Wellmont Theater include Cheap Trick on February 15, Bob Weir and Ratdog on February 20, and APB on February 23.

Set List:
In Love With A Girl
Make A Move
Radiation
Chariot
Everything Will Change
Follow Through
Best I Ever Had
Sweeter
Mirrors
I Don’t Want to Be
Who’s Gonna Save Us
Soldier
Not Over You


www.thewellmonttheater.com/


Montclair State | New Jersey
02.04.2013

Daisy Urgiles

Daisy Urgiles is a Junior at Montclair State University majoring in Broadcasting and minoring in Communication Studies.

  • Barbra Breslauer

    It was a great show! Wish I could have been there but VH1 did a great live telecast! Gavin DeGraw and the whole band were super. I could not believe how much of the stage and balcony area Gavin DeGraw covered just to make sure that everyone had a good time.