A night of rage, energy and mosh pits at XOYO with Killy
Words and Photos by Karan Teli
“I’m from the other side of the world. All these people showing love out there is just crazy.” Toronto’s Killy spoke those words as he sat backstage at XOYO while artists of his label Secret Sound Club tore up the stage, while the fans awaited Killy’s arrival. You could tell he was emotional; his hometown is an 11 hour flight away, but here he is performing a sold out show in London.
The crowd was ready for Killy. And he didn’t disappoint them. As soon as he touched the stage, the rage, and mosh pits alike ensued. Every song of Killy’s 45 minute set contained energy and of course, the previously mentioned mosh pits.
It was a crowd quite like no other I’ve seen before. People of all ages, gender and ethnicity were together moshing. Every single person in the crowd at one point was involved in a mosh pit, almost not caring for their own safety but caring more about having a good and memorable time. In an era where some people film almost an entire show on their iPhones, it was refreshing to see people living in the moment, just as you could tell Killy was.
He exited the stage after performing fan favourite and arguably his biggest hit; Kilimanjaro before 2 minutes of ‘one more song’ and ‘Killy’ brought him back to the stage for one last song, and one last mosh pit.
An overall memorable night at XOYO, for many different reasons.