DNCE: Live at The Paramount

By: Casey Fitzsimmons//

unnamed-23If you don’t know who DNCE is, I’m sure you’ve heard “Cake By The Ocean” on the radio about a million times. DNCE is made up of Joe Jonas (lead vocals), Jack Lawless (drums), Cole Whittle (bass) and Jinjoo Lee (guitar). They formed in 2015 and shortly after, “Cake By The Ocean” took over pop radio. This year DNCE went on their headlining tour, DNCE In Concert, and I had the pleasure of attending their show at The Paramount in Huntington, New York on February 8th.

When the lights went out and the crowd began to roar, two people in Star Wars gear entered the stage waving a DNCE flag. To say that it was a unique intro would be an understatement, but it was so fitting for the night ahead. DNCE started their set with their song ‘Naked’, and since I don’t know that song that well, I took a good look at the stage and noticed that there were some weird objects lying around.  On each side of the stage were two inflatable air dancers, DNCE flags, and a shopping cart covered in bras. I was confused beyond belief, but I absolutely loved it! It was so DNCE!

Photo by: Vicky Sanacore/@vickysanacore

One thing that stood out to me in particular was how interactive the band was with the crowd. Throughout the show they were shooting t-shirts out of cannons, asking the crowd to sing into the microphone, and constantly chatting it up with the crowd. At the end of the night, confetti and fake money with each DNCE member’s face on it was thrown into the crowd.

My friends and I spent the entire show way in the back, dancing and jumping the whole night. We had the time of our lives! DNCE is definitely crazy and unique, but it makes for one hell of a show. Their show was without hesitation one of the best shows I have ever been to. If you are looking to have a fun night out filled with great music and positive vibes, make sure you attend DNCE’s next tour!


1: Star Wars Intro

2: Naked


4: Body Moves

5: Zoom

6: Blown

7: Let’s Dance (David Bowie Cover)

8: Freedom (George Michael Cover)

9: Good Day

10: Doctor You

11: Truthfully

12: Jinx

13: Almost

14: Toothbrush

15: Are You Gonna Go My Way/American Woman (Lenny Kravitz Cover)

16: Be Mean

17: Unsweet

18: Pay My Rent


19: Wannabe/Oops I Did It Again/Fade (Mashup Cover)

20: Cake By The Ocean

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