P’al Norte Festival Day Two at Parque Fundidora in Monterrey, Mexico

The music marathon continued as Twenty One Pilots electrified day two of the P’al Norte Festival with a high-energy performance.

With day one in the books, day two of the P’al Norte Festival was set to bring together some big names and some big sets. The festival had a lot of amazing acts lined up for the day, but the main attraction was undoubtedly Twenty One Pilots who were headlining day two festivities. There was a lot to offer music lovers and it was a day filled with excitement and energy.

The Airbag composed of three Argentine brothers kicked off the day with a great hard rock performance that set the tone for the rest of the day. The Argentinean trio played a mesmerizing set that combined their classic rock and progressive rock sounds. While they weren’t the first band to perform on day two, and nor were they on the main stage, their performance was a great way to start off the festival for some of those who felt asif  they never left the grounds, and needed a good kick start. Airbag definitely left a lasting impression on everyone in attendance.

Next up was Dayglow, the solo project of Texan musician Sloan Struble. His blend of indie rock and pop had the crowd dancing and singing along. Struble’s energetic stage presence as well as his huge and constant smile was infectious, he truly enjoys performing and his genuineness had the audience engaged throughout his entire set. His performance of “Can I Call You Tonight?” was a crowd favorite and he closed out his set with his hit song “Close To You.” Dayglow’s success and his familiarity with the Mexican audience is a nod to the sway TikTok has on this generation of young people. Dayglow first came to the attention of a worldwide audience on the popular platform. 

Modest Mouse take the stage in the early evening and they did not disappoint. The band’s unique sound and style set them apart from the other acts on the lineup, and they definitely left their mark on the festival. They played a mix of new and old songs, including “Float On,” “Dashboard,” and “We Are Between.” Their performance was a highlight of the day, and it’s safe to say that they won over some new fans with their impressive set.

The 1975 took the stage next and they brought their signature style and energy to the festival. The band played a mix of old and new songs, including “Chocolate,” “The Sound,” and “Love It If We Made It.” Their performance was electric, and the crowd was completely captivated by their sound and style. The band’s lead singer, Matt Healy’s cavalier, ever-cool, tortured soul persona had the audience eating out of the palm of his left hand, while his right was occupied with his flask. It was clear that The 1975 was a fan favorite.

Finally, it was time for the main event: Twenty One Pilots. The band took the stage at about 12:15 AM in light rain, wearing their familiar ski masks, to thunderous applause and launched into a red-hot set that had the entire crowd singing along. The duo’s high-energy performance had the crowd screaming with excitement. There were fans from as far away as Canada, California, Chicago, and Florida here to see the band. The Twenty One Pilots fans had been at the front of the massive crowd on the rail all day waiting for this moment.

Twenty One Pilots opened their set with “Guns for Hands” and “Morph.” The duo has a very visual component to their performance, getting the most out of their two-person presence on stage. The lyrical component of the songs provides a roadmap to the visual spectacle of their performance. The band also played several fan favorites like “Stressed Out” and “Heathens.” One of the highlights of their set was their performance of “Car Radio” where lead singer Tyler Joseph had the entire audience singing along to the emotional lyrics. They played all of their hits, including the aforementioned “Stressed Out,” “Heathens,” and “Ride,” and even threw in some surprises for their fans. The duo’s energy was infectious and it was impossible not to get swept up in the excitement of their performance.

Overall, day two of the P’al Norte Festival was a huge success. The lineup was diverse and impressive, and each act brought their own unique style and energy to the stage. However, it was Twenty One Pilots’ headlining performance that stole the show. The duo’s high-energy set and incredible musical talent left the crowd wanting more, and it was a performance that won’t soon be forgotten. Twenty One Pilots live is a must-see act.

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