XPoNential Fest: Matt Pond has a sort of homecoming at the Marina Stage

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Photo by Michelle Montgomery
Photo by Michelle Montgomery

Although he took the “PA” out of his name, Philadelphians still crowded the Marina Stage for Matt Pond’s show at the XPoNential Music Festival.  And Pond was equally enthusiastic, softly thanking XPN and claiming, “when I’m excited about things I speak quietly, when I’m lying I yell.”  Other than this, the quartet stuck mostly to playing songs back to back, Matt in his dark sunglasses and white shirt leading the group.  His most recent album, The Lives Inside the Lines In Your Hands, was released last February and his show featured several songs from the album including the pop-rock single, “Hole in My Heart” and the hard-hitting “Love to Get Used.”  Other highlights from the show included “Bring Back the Orchestra” and “Giving it All Away.” See photos of the performance in the gallery below, read the setlist after the jump, and listen to the set in its entirety here (via the WXPN media player).

Setlist
Ruins
Let Me Life
So Much Trouble
From Debris
Bring Back the Orchestra
Hole In My Heart
Starting
Giving It All Away
Love To Get Used