Friday, December 13, marked Jagwar Ma’s last show of the year, and the last stop on their US tour. The trio was in great spirits for the occasion. They performed ten out of the eleven tracks off their debut album Howlin’, and were popping champagne and hosting a dance party on stage by their encore.
Vocalist/guitarist Gabriel Winterfield egged on the crowd “We want to see you put the LA in PLAY.”
The El Rey LA crowd didn’t need much encouragement to get into play mode. There were a lot of random tasmanian-devil-type crowd members, several crowd surfers, and, mid-set, a random guy jumped on the stage and started taking selfies. The band didn’t seem to mind at all — since they asked for it — and Gabriel and bassist Jack Freeman each threw an arm around the fan and kept right on going.