I had photographed Fitz and the Tantrums last year at Bumbershoot and frankly I had thought that some of their songs were catchy but the performance had a big time cheese-factor to it in my opinion.
In the last year something about them has changed. There were still a few corny moves but their overall performance was tight and well done. The crowd was energized and so was the band. I have a new appreciation for Fitz and the Tantrums and it is clear that they are more popular than ever.