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Concert Review: Fallout Boy

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After being lost in the ghetto of Cincinnati, Ohio, we finally came to our destination: A hole in the wall bar surrounded by odd men trying to take our picture.

When my best friend, Alicia, and I took our place on the floor, the concert soon started and the crowd went wild, and continued getting even wilder as the night went on. Then, when Fallout Boy set foot on the stage, the crowd of mostly young girls became ecstatic. Their set was full of a nonstop energy that was obvious to everyone. They were playing for the pure thrill of the stage and adoring fans, and not just because of a paycheck.

When they finally took their place on stage we sighed in relief, due to the fact that two of the four opening bands weren’t quite our cup of tea. We thought that they tried too hard and it showed. Motion City Soundtrack and The Starting Line were much better than Panic! At the Disco and Boys Night Out. Their live show lacked pretty much everything a good show should have. Their sound could have been improved and we would’ve loved for them to interact more with the audience.

As for Fallout Boy, they played all of their songs from their latest album From under the Cork Tree. The best songs live were “Sugar, We’re Going Down,” and “Sophomore Slump” or “Comeback of the Year” because of the pure energy and passion the crowd had for these songs. The names of the songs are very different, but the songs and their live show are energy-packed and some of the best songs I have seen performed live.

All in all I thought it was a pretty good show. The bands could have played shorter sets, or maybe only have three bands play, but I still had a great experience and would be willing to go see these bands again any time.

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