Tiffany Lamson and Taylor Guarisco stopped by backstage for XRT’s Live from Lollapalooza broadcast to talk with Marty Lennartz about approaching music intuitively and squeezing in their set before yesterday’s storm-related evacuation.
Givers took the Google Play stage at 2:15 Saturday, shortly before festival officials called for a mandatory evacuation of the festival grounds due to an impending dangerous storm. Fortunately, the band was able to finish their set before people were herded our, but they say that the scene was hectic nonetheless.
“We didn’t even know there was a storm coming. We got off the stage and they started dropping the lights and covering stuff,” Guarisco says. “Then pandemonium ensued—very apocalyptic vibes out there on the streets.”
Givers was probably a nice primer of joy and energy for festivalgoers before a two-hour delay displaced and confused close to 100,000 people. That joy and energy that the band produces is something that comes from the culture of the music community in Lafayette and the philosophies they’ve adopted
“Certain things in life, it’s a joy to just let them happen and this band is kind of comprised of that mentality,” Guarisco says. “Don’t try to guide it too much with your brain. Try to steer it with your intuition and let it be natural.”
Givers Backstage At Lollapalooza
The band is in the midst of their last tour for In Light, with upcoming performances art FYF Fest and a tour with Gotye. In Light is available now on Glassnote Music.