I didn't listen to Hippo Campus much until I was invited to go see one of their shows in Philly in late 2015 (maybe 2016, what even is time?). They performed in the basement of a church with a crowd of maybe 150 people.
To this day it is still one of the best shows I've ever been to.
I had the pleasure of seeing them again this past Tuesday, in a notably larger venue, and so I thought it was only appropriate to feature a song of their's on my blog this week.
Before seeing them again this second time, I had already decided to talk about one of their songs for this post. I really do love all of their music, but on this night I was especially looking forward to them playing "Violet". To my disappointment, the show came to an end without the song ever being played.
Within seconds of the guys walking off stage, the crowd began chanting "VIOLET, VIOLET"; I guess I wasn't the only one who was looking forward to getting my groove on to the song.
Watching the music video for "Violet" isn't quite the same as experiencing Hippo Campus live, especially in a church basement, but I think you'll enjoy it anyway.
Oh also I think it's interesting to note that although the music video has a changing color theme, the color is never violet? Hmmmm.