“I want the whole damn world … to come dance with me,” Alex Ebert bellowed into the microphone. As if for emphasis, he jumped down into the crowd and began hopping and jigging with fans.
The moment, during “Man on Fire,” was indicative of the 90-minute set Ebert’s band performed Wednesday at the sold-out Pink Garter Theater. A rabid crowd had waited years for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros to play in Jackson, and from the opening notes, the show was an outburst of joy.
During the first song, “40 Day Dream,” a group of young women locked arms in front of the stage and began swaying back and forth to the rhythm and singing along. Others shook mini-tambourines purchased at the band’s merchandise table. The lovefest was on.
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