No one can disagree that Fun. has had a banner year. During the 2012 Super Bowl, their horrifyingly catchy track “We Are Young” was featured in Chevy advertisement, and the pop sensation led by Nate Ruess haven’t looked back. They sub-headlined festivals throughout 2012, started playing much bigger venues and won best song for “We Are Young” on Sunday evening at the Grammys. They also won Best New Artist, even though they released their sophomore LP in 2012.
In support of Some Nights, Fun. performed at the small-yet-quintessential SF venue The Independent last March, and it was clear by then that Fun. would never play such a small venue again in the Bay Area. Now that they are one of the most popular acts in the country, they were able to sell out the Fox Theater Oakland months in advance of their show. Marc Fong was on the scene last Thursday to capture the moment.