Coming all the way from Portland, Oregon, Portugal. The Man found a crowd full of fans and supporters at Iron City in Birmingham, Alabama on October 17th. In fact, it was a capacity crowd and a sold out show at the venue. People filled all corners of the venue to see John Gourley and the rest of the band perform a groovy, laid back, and very entertaining concert.
This was my first exposure to Portugal. The Man, and I must say I came away impressed with their presentation and approach. Starting the show with a mashup of songs, which included "For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Metallica, the band took the audience on quite the sound based journey. I only caught a bit of that, but, in the first three songs, Portugal. The Man did play their hit single "Feel It Still", which prompted a highly positive reaction from the audience. Overall, I could tell why a capacity crowd was on hand to see this show. It was a great spectacle across the board.
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