Undaunted: Now You See Them’s Thunder-Confronting Acoustic Finale

When Asheville-based, folk-leaning indie-pop group Now You See Them were told to shut down their performance in the face of oncoming rain as their Sunday set at Bele Chere came to a close, the band instead decided to tempt fate. Braving the increasing drizzle, the threatening sound of thunder, and a sound engineer who didn’t realize their plan, the group turned a shortened set into a fantastic bit of live music.

Here’s a look at the entire performance:

The band pelted the heat-weary crowd with water balloons, but the audience brought its own super-soakers:

A folk-leaning indie-pop breaker:


Drummer Jason Mencer:

Dulci Ellenberger (vocals, guitar, melodica) and Shane Conerty (vocals, guitar, ukulele)

With Dan Shearin from Uncle Mountain on bass:

And Matt Williams, also from Uncle Mountain, on violin:

The crowd:

The finale:

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2 thoughts on “Undaunted: Now You See Them’s Thunder-Confronting Acoustic Finale

  1. James Fisher

    Great attitude. Kinda classic Bele Chere that the sound folks did not get what was up…of course, w/ thunder and lightning, their minds were rightfully elsewhere!

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