BY SARAH ALFORD THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
On a rainy Monday night, a trickle of fans lined up outside of San Francisco’s Rickshaw Stop. The night may have been cold and wet, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the excited fans who queued up two hours before Sheppard was meant to take the stage. This admiration was reciprocated by the band itself — Sheppard went on to deliver a deeply personal concert experience.
The Rickshaw Stop seemed like a perfect venue for Sheppard to start its U.S. tour — its smaller size offered ample opportunities for interactions between artist and fans. A bubble of anticipation sustained the audience through opener Hailey Knox’s impressive set and boiled over into exuberant applause as the Australian six-piece took the stage.