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On September 28, 2011, Los Angeles’ Foster The People made a triumphant return to New York, playing their second of two sold out shows at Terminal 5. I knew when I saw them earlier this year at the much smaller Bowery Ballroom they were going to be huge, and I was so pleased to see that the rest of the world has caught on. In some ways, I expected their fan base to be emo hipsters, but instead it seemed to consist of tween girls. But then again, when you think about the fact that Foster the People’s music is extremely catchy and the guys in the band are all hotties, it makes perfect sense. Reptar and Cults opened the show (stay tuned for a video from Cults) and they were great. Possibly my only complaint of the night was that Foster the People’s set was barely an hour and they didn’t even play all the songs off of their fantastic debut “Torches.” However, what they lacked in set time, they made up in lighting. Their stage presence has gotten bigger in every way and their laser lights show was extremely cool. Lead singer Mark Foster talked about their participation with the Do Good Bus, an organization that travels around to various cities and helps local communities. Also, we were treated to an as yet unreleased song called “Ruby” that Foster promised would be released some day. Every song was a sing-a-long and highlights of course were the amazing “Helena Beat,” “Miss You,” “Houdini” and of course “Pumped Up Kicks.” Click play to see what “Pumped Up Kicks” looked like from the front row!