The Hotelier - Orlando

Hotelier Orlando Show Review

The Hotelier powers through the pain for a triumphant return to Orlando

Massachusetts emo band The Hotelier headlined in front of an enthusiastic crowd Sunday night at Backbooth. Anticipation was high for the show and the crowd was treated to a mixture of new tunes from their latest album Goodness as well as much-loved classics.

Early on in the evening, lead singer Christian Holden mentioned that he was having a blast, but his voice was in pain and it hurt to sing due to heavy touring. You couldn’t tell it from listening to him as he belted out powerful and poignant vocals.

The intimate venue was buzzing with a decent but not jam-packed group of fans who periodically called out song requests.
There was crowd-surfing during the entire set and the fans seemed to know every word to every song.

Hotelier Backbooth. Photo: BenCosta
The Hotelier playing at Orlando’s Backbooth. Photo: Ben Costa

At the end of the evening, Holden said the last song would actually be the last song because of his voice but that he loved the show of appreciation and especially the singing along. He bid us adieu and said to “crowd-surf home safely”.

There were still fans yelling out “encore” as I left.

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