Thursday, October 23, 2008


Fall Out BoyImage by joedawson via FlickrThe Fall Out Boy concert last night was really good, we missed the first support act but we were on the Arena floor when Boys Like Girls made their way onto the stage. Both my partner and I thought they were wicked although not quite sure what to make of them spitting into the air only to catch it in their mouths again. Impressive, I guess!

Their song Hero/Heroine was the one for me as I like the change in tempo, Pete Wentz joined them on stage for the final song which was greeted with the expected cheers and screams.

After the stage was cleared there was a break while the Wembley staff prepared the stage for Fall Out Boy. During this period music was played and I so have to go to an Arctic Monkeys gig as hearing them playing through the speakers got myself and many others moving to the beat.

Eventually the lights dimmed and the band took to the stage, Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz exemplify everything about the band but it was Joe Trohman's hair that stood out the most for me as it is HUGE. I half expected a flock of birds to fly from his hair once the first few chords of Thanks Fr Th Mmrs came through the speakers.

They really went through the classics as well which was great although they included I Don't Care from there upcoming album. Below is the full set list although what isn't included it the love that they showed to Kanye West as they covered Love Lockdown and also American Boy. Both sounded wicked I felt and even though different genre's they made the songs their own.

Fall Out Boy Setlist Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom 2008

As I stated yesterday I uploaded my photo's to Flickr and using machine tags have linked them to the event calendar for the concert. I have also added Flickr to my Zemanta preferences so that now when I type, recommended images from my Flickr account are displayed. It works well and instead of adding the entire batch you can view the images from the Fall Out Boy concert here...

My overall impressions from the concert were that the band produced and didn't disappoint. Rather than play new material that the crowd wouldn't be able to vibe to they played the fan favourites. The banter between Pete and Patrick was funny with Patrick continually playing the guitar when Pete tried to address the crowd.
I thought that the guitars with lights were impressive although the photos don't show this very clear. At the end Pete was chased around the stage by a technician as he tried to prevent sound equipment being damaged before eventually jumping into the crowd. Boys Like Girls were also good and I will be making sure to check out their other material.

Thanks for the memories as it was a great night!

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