Daniel Caesar at Place Bell, November 12th, 2019

On November 12th, thousands of young Canadians trekked through the cold and filled Laval’s Place Bell to see Daniel Caesar
Unfortunately, the opening act did not perform, so the audience anxiously waited for Daniel Caesar - and it was definitely worth the wait. The roaring audience was thrilled to see Daniel. The stage set, complete with the silhouette of the band displayed upon a huge canvas while Daniel stood centre stage with four divine back-up vocalists accompanying him, made for an incredible show. 

The way Caesar delivered his music was absolutely sensational. It resembled his album presentations to a T; all the other embellishments were just perfection with sprinkles on top. Daniel truly exhibited this when he performed a stripped-down version of the track “ARE YOU OK?”, backing himself up on an acoustic guitar, the lights turned down to a mellow blue. Later, when Caesar performed “Best Part” feat. H.E.R, and “Get You” feat. Kali Uchis, the arena was lit up and the crowd interactive as he encouraged the audience to sing along to the female parts of the duets. The thousands of loving fans and the amazing performance accompanied by captivating visuals and concepts on screen created a warm, vibey atmosphere for the evening.
Despite the cold weather, Daniel Caesar’s concert made November 12th the perfect event, and an even more romantic night in Montreal.

Aliah Guerra is a singer/songwriter and co-host of Concordia Music Zone Out, airing on CJLO 1690 AM every Monday from 4-5 PM EST.