Review: Jack’s Mannequin & Leisure Cruise Transported The Electric Factory Back to 2005

Saturday night at the Electric Factory was definitely one for the books.  Walking in and seeing the classic asterisk, a symbol associated with Jack’s Mannequin, on the backdrop of the stage brought back so many decade-old feelings immediately upon arrival to the venue.  A sold out crowd filled the 2,500-capacity concert hall early in the night to secure their spots for their trip back to 2005 celebrating Jack’s Mannequin’s 10-year anniversary of their debut album Everything in Transit.


Photo: Brian Sanchez

Although Jack’s Mannequin didn’t take the stage until after 9pm, the crowd certainly didn’t go without entertainment.  Brooklyn natives, Leisure Cruise, treated the anxious audience to an amazing set. They quickly set the pace for the evening as they warmed up the crowd with songs including “Believer,” “The Getaway, and “Sailing.” It was definitely a great start to a memorable night!


Photo: Brian Sanchez


Following Leisure Cruise, Andrew McMahon and the rest of Jack’s Mannequin took the stage, as goosebumps shot down my neck. The energy throughout the venue was definitely at an all time high.  The band took us through Everything in Transit from start to finish, with “Holiday from Real” all the way to “Into the Airwaves” and everything in between. They didn’t stop there, though. Jack’s Mannequin kept the night going with songs from the 2011 album People and Things, including “Restless Dream,” as well as the 2008 release The Glass Passenger including “Swim,” “Hammers and Strings,” and “Bloodshot.” To top the night off, the band closed with a cover that they have been performing for years, Tom Petty’s American Girl. To say the crowd left satisfied would be an understatement.  We were given everything we could have hoped for with a Jack’s Mannequin reunion.


Photo: Brian Sanchez

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