No tricks, only treats: The Chainsmokers transformed Twilight Harbor into a Halloween Inferno as they charmed the crowd with spellbinding musical delights.
Within the sprawling expanse of the colossal Brooklyn Navy Yard, throngs of fervent fans adorned in a kaleidoscope of Halloween attire painted the night with an aura of mystique. In the trick-or-treat spirit of celebrating whimsical tales and exhilarating fun, the music venue was transformed into a magical canvas where cutting-edge visuals and state-of-the-art lasers shone brightly to cast a purple glow on the majestic stage. There was only a singular thought on the audience’s mind: to fully immerse in an unforgettable Halloween bash headlined by the electronic music juggernauts The Chainsmokers.
Making their triumphant return to New York City following their last sold-out show at the Brooklyn Mirage in 2022, The Chainsmokers knew just how to throw a party. And they did so with a seismic blast. Taking the stage close to 1:30am on Friday night, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart took it upon themselves to host an unforgettable celebration. The crowd rapturously exploded upon seeing the band’s commitment to the holiday festivities. They appeared on stage with remarkable makeup and costumes that strikingly resembled the iconic Joker.
With a flair that is uniquely their own, they blasted the crowd through familiar tracks like “Takeaway” and “Self-Destruction Mode” from the very first note. Continuing to guide them through songs from their latest EP, The Chainsmokers effortlessly beckoned the crowd into an enchanting musical journey as they basked themselves in the infectious rhythms of songs like “Summertime Friends,” “Jungle,” and “Up & Down.” The night was like an otherworldly gateway into the thrilling depths of Halloween heaven. Nothing could stop the unwavering passion of the crowd from howling in delight.
Drew and Alex effortlessly delivered an extravaganza with their penchant for chaos, mischief, and unpredictability. Their choice to bring the Joker to life on stage was a bold one. Throughout the night, Drew leaped around the stage multiple times, teasing the crowd as he navigated his way closer to the packed audience to let Alex deftly command the stage with his immaculate skills. As a playful nod to the season, Drew interjected moments of playful laughter that bore an uncanny resemblance to the mischievous voice of the iconic character, reminding the crowd that Halloween’s fun has only just begun. As they continue to turn up the heat by conjuring up the crowd’s favorite tracks like “Roses,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” “Paris,” and “Something Just Like This,” their rebirth was complete.
There was something bewitching about The Chainsmoker’s show at Twilight Harbor. Their homecoming to the city this time carried a much-anticipated buzz. Like a sweet bag of Halloween candies, every soul in the audience got to savor the popular duo’s delightful musical prowess. Halfway through the night, they cheekily egged the crowd to bring back that “2015 energy” and blasted on the iconic song “#SELFIE.” In that defining moment, the energy was palpable as Brooklyn Navy Yard radically transformed into an extraordinary carnival. It was a peak-time moment for the audience, who went almost berserk.
While The Chainsmokers’ brand of music has often been a subject of scrutiny, there is an undeniable charm in how their their unabashed celebration of good vibes resonates deeply with their diverse fan base. Their roster of popular chart-topping hits has a distinct allure. As they continue to demonstrate that they are capable of delivering anthems that uplift and unite the crowd, The Chainsmokers’ charming performance at Twilight Harbor is proof that there is something captivating about the duo. It was the kind of night whose mystical pull will undeniably draw the fans back to their shows like moths to a haunted flame.