“Oakland, you’ve been an absolute dream,” James Bay told the audience at the Fox Theater during his late April show. He had played to a screaming, singing, dancing crowd all night that was just as eager to be rocking out alongside the signer as he was to be performing for such an enthusiastic audience. He was milking it, and he had every right to. Basking in the glow of the lights, awash in theatrics, both he and the audience seemed pleased with how well the show was going.

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