One of my favorite moments from the two shows at The Wiltern occurred on the second night after XO. Este usually introduces the band after this song, and she did. But this time, and I’m pretty sure she did this on purpose, she didn’t introduce Alana immediately after announcing Danielle’s name. Instead, she waited.
For about 25 seconds the audience cheered for Danielle, never decreasing in volume or intensity. It was truly a beautiful moment, and there was genuine appreciation in Danielle’s eyes and she had the biggest smile. The cheering would have continued for much longer, but Danielle, always so bashful, finally introduced Alana and the attention shifted.
I knew before I was writing it, music was going to be the number one character. It was going to be the lead character – the music going on. I feel like as a teenager, that’s the most expressive element of your life. - Richard Linklater