Young the Giant with Lights Make Musical Magic

Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (October 26, 2018) – The latest sold out show to grace the Hoosier State came courtesy of MOKB Presents, Alt 103, Old National Centre and a supremely talented titan of the music industry, Young the Giant. Fans came from all over for a chance at seeing the prestigious band, and their devotion was evident as the house packed full before the opener even thought about stepping on stage. The anticipation in the air was thick from front to back, and manifested as an electric roar as the stage lights illuminated for the first set.

Lights stepped out into the spotlight with a fire inside so bright that the extra luminescence was scarcely needed. Her spot on vocals wove a magic carpet throughout the air that lifted the crowd up to new heights in the sky with every note. Light’s effervescent set left an energized crowd even more exuberant for the upcoming headliner about to take the stage.


Young the Giant finally appeared to a room immediately awe-stricken by the presence of such great musicians. Every member of the audience shined just as brightly as the illustrious gentlemen on stage from the glow of being near their epic talents. Every eye was fixated to the front, and every ear was honed into the glorious harmonies swirling around them.

The song list was jam-packed full of hits, but as every fan in-house knew there were no bad apples to be found in Young the Giant’s discography anyway. Each and every melody delivered what was promised live just as it does on the album, so the Egyptian Room teemed with shiny toothed grins as far as could be seen. The audience was completely in tune to the band and each other, so not a single lyric was missed whether older or newer material. The entire Young the Giant set was mesmerizing from the first moments to the last including an epic acoustic version of “Strings” somewhere in the middle.


The men played phenomenal renditions from their latest release, Mirror Master, beginning with its title track, and were not shy to play more from the album like the passionate performance of “Superposition” they broke into as they rejoined the crowd at the last for an encore. Of course, they wouldn’t be Young the Giant without slipping in some of their crowd pleasing classics like “Cough Syrup” as a huge thank you to the fans for all of their years of loving support, and the men made sure to repeatedly speak of their appreciation as well. They finished the night with a stunning display in the form of a giant sing along to “My Body” that was so wondrous it would have been no surprise to find the entire city of Indianapolis harmonizing along as well.


Young the Giant and Lights definitely manufactured a marvelous evening out of musical magic at the Egyptian Room of Old National Centre. It was sad to see the night come to an end, but the sold out audience certainly left with a newfound camaraderie created by the enchantments of the show. It was the type of concert that fairy tales are made of, and Young the Giant will undoubtedly be remembered fondly in Hoosier hearts for many moons to come.

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”


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