Seriously, all the concerts. I guess I’m just prepping for the Made in America Festival this weekend. Summer is such a great time for music! This time, Kimi planned for us to see Panic! At The Disco. While I’m not familiar with most of their new music, I know every single word to every single song on A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. That album came out when I was in high school–their songs were just so IT when I was that age. [Also when I was in high school, I would listen to the same CD for two months straight, thus learning every lyric and quirk of each song.] Needless to say, I was super down to see them live even though they haven’t been under my purview in recent years. I was kinda skeptical because the one TV performance I watched years ago was horrible, but they proved me wrong. And thankfully so!
We got to the Greek Theater around 5:30, even though gates didn’t open until 6:30. No matter how long I live in LA, I will never underestimate traffic. The crowd was full of youngsters with bad hair dye jobs wearing t-shirts of rock bands they probably don’t even know. It was endearing to see parents taking their kids to the concert, though. Also cute were the older couples who were probably my age or older when P!ATD’s first album came out.
We headed straight for the bar, but soon realized there was no rush because majority of folks were underaged! We def bought a bottle of wine with no hesitation–yes, there is an entire bottle of wine in that plastic container I’m holding! Pretty sweet because you can actually bring that into the theater. But I’m sure you know ours never even made it close.
Even though our seats were “far,” the venue was actually smaller than I imagined. Youngblood Hawke and Walk the Moon opened, both of whom I’ve never heard of. They were great though! Looking forward to checking out more of their music. They did an awesome job of hyping us up for Panic!
I’m in absolute awe at the sound of Brendon Urie’s voice! I always thought it was digitally manipulated to have that signature intonation, but sheesh, that voice sings straight to your soul. He sounds exactly like he does on their albums. Panic! had such great energy during their show. I was even stoked during the songs I didn’t know. The real cause for panty-dropping though? They covered Bohemian Rhapsody! And of course, Brendon’s voice is probably one of only a handful that could do the song justice. You can take a peek of it below.
Basically, I spent the entire concert falling in love with Brendon Urie. First, he wowed me with his voice. [Again, how does it even sound like that?] Then he took his shirt off. Then he played the piano. And the guitar. He said the “F” word a lot. Then the Queen cover. And a screamo version of “giving it up for Youngblood Hawke and Walk the Moon,” which was hilarious. All night I wondered why he isn’t an opera singer or on Broadway with that voice. Seriously, imagine Brendon Urie singing every Disney prince’s part. I know, you want to throw panties too. But I suppose he’s too busy being in Panic! At The Disco.
This overwhelming show caused me to go home, put on my $45 sweatshirt and look through every single one of @brendonurie’s Instagram posts. And now I’ve just discovered all of their other covers on YouTube. Don’t get me wrong, I love their music. I also appreciate artist’s covering other great artists’ works. Thank you for reading this ode to Brendon Urie. :P
//verbal diarrhea caused by swooning