hOI you lovely Humanz!
Wrong time for Gorillaz, I know. This entry is about Panic! at the Disco!
So, for those of you who don’t know from my last post, I went to a Panic! at the Disco’s Death Of A Bachelor Tour in Memphis at the Fedex Forum. AND BUCKLE UP FOLKS, LET ME TELL YOU OF THE BEST CONCERT I HAVE EVER BEEN TO.
Sorry Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Selena Gomez, and Melanie Martinez…Panic!’s Brendon Urie takes the cake for the best concert and one of the best nights of my short life so far. TATINOF shares it, sorry.
Panic! was very very amazing and I recommend that if you have a chance to see Panic! live, do it!
The opening acts were Saint Motel and Misterwives, and both were really really good! Saint Motel was giving off a very vintage-esque and beachy aesthetic vibe, and Misterwives gave off a very colorful and upbeat vibe. Both bands had loads of potential.
NOW, THIS IS THE POINT WHERE IF YOU ARE GOING TO SEE PANIC! AT THE DISCO AT SOME POINT IN THE LAST WEEK OF THE DEATH OF A BACHELOR TOUR, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU DON’T READ THIS BECAUSE THESE ARE SPOILERS FROM THE SHOW.
But now, onto Panic!….
Here’s the setlist:
- Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time
- LA Devotee
- Ready To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind)
- Golden Days
- Vegas Lights
- The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage/Camisado/But It’s Better If You Do
- Nine In The Afternoon
- Miss Jackson
- This Is Gospel
- Death Of A Bachelor
- The Ballad Of Mona Lisa
- Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song), Billy Joel Cover
- Emperor’s New Clothes
- Let’s Kill Tonight
- 24K Magic/ B***h Better Have My Money/Drum Solo
- Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen Cover
- I Write Sins Not Tragedies
As copied from setlist.fm of course, because it wasn’t like I was there with a piece of paper writing the songs as they came on, becaUSE I MEAN COME ON ANGEL BRENDON URIE WAS ON STAGE.
I went with two of my best friends, Cat and another, and we all fangirled and had a blast.
10 minutes previous to him actually coming on, a timer was projected onto the screen that got adrenaline flowing throughout the ENTIRE ARENA. Every time a minute went down, another section of Panic!’s triangular logo lit up! And also, every time a part of it lit up everyone would scream (including me….no shame).
And all of the sudden, one of the guitarists came on stage and starting playing the catchy beginning of Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time, and I yanked my phone out to record it, resulting in an awful recording of me shaking.
There were three long vertical rectangular screens behind Brendon, with a big block in the center with a drum set on top, and two podiums on either sides to support the Trumpeter, the Saxophonist, and the Trombonist. Yes, Panic! at the Disco did involve brass instruments, and it was amazing. Here’s a picture I took of the stage during the concert:
/The stage right before Ready To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind)/
I must add that in between each song, nostalgic electronic music played with techno projections on the screens! The projections for each song were absolutely stunning in my opinion, truly reflecting the aesthetic of every song.
/The quieter moment in Golden Days, accompanied by golden sequin projections/
After The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage/Camisado/But It’s Better If You Do and Hallelujah, out comes a grand piano which he plays for Nine In The Afternoon!
After Nine In The Afternoon concludes, this is where the concert really goes insane. I think this photo speaks for how insane Miss Jackson was…
I guess you could say that Miss Jackson was literally FIRE.
Yep, that’s fire shooting out from the podiums. Actual fire.
After that incredible performance for the first set of songs, the lights go out and an incredibly satanic intermission video plays…why am I not surprised, this is Panic! at the Disco.
And then, a cap lifts off the B-Stage to the far left of the stage, and up comes Brendon with another piano, about to perform one of the most beautiful performances I have seen…a piano, magical version of This Is Gospel, in which that cap that lifted up off the B-Stage started making silver things like snow rain onto the piano while Brendon was playing it.
After This Is Gospel happened, Brendon walked through the crowd to go back to the stage and at one point was directly in front of our section (we were lower level, in one of the sections right next to the stage). Once back on stage, he performs The Ballad Of Mona Lisa, the piano comes out again for him to play his Billy Joel cover of Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song), Emperor’s New Clothes, and then Nicotine, one of my personal favorites…
It was also performed very well with the illusions of blue fire, as you can see!
After this, he starts singing Crazy=Genius with a little fire in front of the podiums every time he sings “You can set yourself on fire…”.
/If Crazy=Genius….also, look! You can vaguely see the brass people!/
For 24K Magic/B***h Better Have My Money (which is Bruno Mars and Rihanna), Brendon actually steps on top of the center block and does a drum solo, and that man is really good at drums. What the heck, it’s Brendon, he’s good at everything.
Now, it’s time for the pride song of Girls/Girls/Boys!
In previous DOAB tours, fans were known to bring colored hearts in which to shine your phone flashlight through for the colors of the LGBTQ+ flag, since Girls/Girls/Boys is just what I explained-a pride song. I chose a purple heart!
Honestly, that song brings out so much positivity and acceptance into the arena for the LGBTQ+, and I’m so happy Brendon thinks the way he does about it.
And, with the lovely transition line of, “Now, here’s a song by one of my favorite gay men…” BAM! BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY AND EVERYBODY SCREAMS AND IT’S GREAT AND THEN…
“Your phone is running out of storage space.”
So, I have to stop recording Bohemian Rhapsody to make room in my phone, and just as I was recording his final speech for I Write Sins Not Tragedies and the finale Victorious…
“Your phone is out of space.”
CONCERT STRUGGLES 101!
So, I just took advantage of the fact my phone ran out of storage, and danced and screamed as loud as I could (not like I wasn’t already doing that, hence my really scratchy post-concert voice) for the final two songs.
Really, I am so grateful I got to share the experience of an amazing concert with my best friends and my mom, and I will remember it as one of the best nights I have had. Man, I wish I could go back.
Literally the only complain I would ever have is the merch lines, but that’s every concert. Besides, I have my purple heart AND A PIECE OF GOLDEN VICTORIOUS CONFETTI GIVEN TO ME BY A LOVELY LADY IN FRONT OF ME THANK YOU LOVELY LADY BECAUSE I COULDN’T CATCH ANY PIECES BY MYSELF.
Then sleep, then wake up, then breakfast, then a very long car ride, and now i’m here!
Concert was 10,000/10. Would totally see again, but I can’t.
Hope you enjoyed this concert review post!!! I have no questions for you guys today, but you can comment if you want.
Have wonderful lives, biscuits!
(and I didn’t do a theatrical piece but I’M SO ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE CONCERT DON’T YOU SEE)
And dear the people who wanted to go but couldn’t, I’m sorry, here’s some happiness for you *hands you a bag of happiness*.