Panic! At The Disco @ Bush Hall 8th February 2011

From the moment I purchased a ticket for this gig I knew people were going to be queueing early. So it was no surprise when I saw around 14 girls hanging around Bush Hall queueing to see Panic! At The Disco. This wa to be the first time I had seen this band play live. I have been a fan of Panic! At The Disco ever since the debut album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. Out of that and Pretty Odd the first album is my favourite one. When tickets were made available for this date they sold out straight away, considering the intimacy of the venue I knew it was going to be one hell of a night. This gig was billed as An Intimate Evening With Panic! At The Disco. I expect that this date is just a warm up for a future tour.

This gig was absolutely crazy. You wouldn’t expect there to be a mosh pit at such a tiny venue but there was one. The band then made their way to the stage a few minutes after 9pm and the crowd were going crazy. Once lead singer Brendon Urie gets to the stage they launch into The Only Difference Between Martyrdom And Suicide Is Press Coverage. The energy was oozing from the crowd and everyone was chanting away to the song. “We hope you enjoy the night we have planned”  Urie told the crowd while sitting down at the keyboard. The next song on the night was But It’s Better If You Do which went down a real treat. The rest of the crowd loved it. The first taster of Vices & Virtues was next this being The Ballad Of Mona Lisa. This was the first time I had heard this song and honestly I think it will grow on me. Still the song was belted out and after there was a rapture of applause. It was then onto That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed). This by far is one of my favourite songs from the second LP Pretty Odd.

Camisado was next and Urie was back at the keyboard for a couple of seconds. This song oozed energy, it is catchy at the same time and plenty of people were singing along. After plenty of cheers when the song was over it was onto one of  Brendon’s favourite song from Vices & Virtues.  Again Let’s Kill Tonight oozed energy and once it was over there was a rapture of applause. Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off and I Constantly Thank God For Esteban were the next two songs on the night. Both songs went down a storm with the crowd and there was plenty of people jumping up and down. “I think this will be the first time don’t cry during the song” Urie told the audience. Northern Downpour is a beautiful ballad which was played at a steady pace. It was then onto I Write Sins Not Tragedies then after it was onto a cover song. This cover version being Science Fiction/ Double Feature which was the opening song to The Rocky Horror Show. Brendon was all along on his keyboard playing this song which was delivered beautifully. Nearing the end of the song the rest of the band come onto the stage and they launched into Nine In The Afternoon. Plenty of people were singing along to this song. Ending the night was new song Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met). “You make us feel so good” Urie told the crowd before giving a few lines from Abba’s Seasons In The Sun. Back onto song people loved this song chanting away to some of its lyrics. Once the band left the stage it was then not that long till they came back for the encore song. “So that was quick” Urie told the crowed referring to the  13 songs they breezed through. Well the encore song was New Perspective which features on the soundtrack to the film Jennifer’s Body. They rocked it out and this song was a real crowd pleaser.

SET LIST

The Only Difference Between Martyrdom And Suicide Is Press Coverage
But It’s Better If You Do
The Ballad Of Mona Lisa
That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)
Camisado
Let’s Kill Tonight
Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off
I Constantly Thank God For Esteban
Northern Downpour
I Write Sins Not Tragedies
Science Fiction/ Double Feature
Nine In The Afternoon
Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met)

ENCORE

New Perspective

OVERALL: This night was fantastic. Even though more new tracks weren’t showcased I wasn’t left disappointed. It was nice to hear tracks from A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out which in my opinion is better than its follow up Pretty Odd. The three tracks from Vices & Virtues are fantastic tracks but they will have to grow on me. I can tell that the 3rd LP will be a crack and the change of line up hasn’t affected them one bit.

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