Bastille Cover ’90s Dance Classic “Rhythm Is A Dancer” & Join The Crowd At Sweetlife 2014

emilytan | May 11, 2014 12:40 pm

While Bastille’s fans were looking forward to hearing tracks off the band’s breakout album, Bad Blood, at the Sweetlife Festival yesterday (May 10), the London rock band pulled out live favorite “Of The Night,” a mashup that brings us back to the ’90s. Taking on “Rhythm Is A Dancer” by German electro group Snap! and Corona‘s “The Rhythm Of The Night,”  the songs took on a different life when the Englishmen brought a rougher and harder edge to the track, utilizing slowed vocals on the chorus that made it feel as though Grace Jones just joined the performance.

But that wasn’t the only thing that Bastille had up their sleeves: singer Dan Smith decided to take a stroll around the Merriweather Post Pavilion during “Flaws,” which caused the shrieks to rise but also caused a bit of a chaotic chase as security made sure to keep a moving barrier going as the singer made his way through the venue.

The Brits also performed “These Streets,” “The Silence,” “Things We Lost in the Fire” and “The Draw” — a track that Smith says is one of the band’s “most depressing songs.” Of course, the band couldn’t end their show without turning things back up with “Pompeii,” a perfect ending to a high-energy set.

Check out our photos from the performance up top.