After PVRIS and AWOLNATION finished their sets, Fall Out Boy, consisting of Patrick Stump
(vocals/guitar,) Peter Wentz (bass/vocals,) Andrew Hurley (drums,) and Joseph Trohman
(guitar/vocals,) showed the crowed what the tour title Wintour was all about March 4, 2016 at
Madison Square Garden in New York City.
With light blue and white confetti flowing through the air as snow, the band started off their set
with their latest single "Irresistible" off of their album American Beauty/American Psycho
followed by "Sugar, We're Goin Down" off of their album From Under the Cork Tree.
Fall Out Boy's stage presence was everything. Between having confetti act as snow, the stage
was set up in a way that there was a main stage along with ramps connecting to the center from
the stage. Between the ramps was the pit, where people stood with a 360 degree view of the band
as they turned to catch a glimpse for the band’s every move.
Being at the end of the ramp near the center where it pointed, I got to experience how much the
band actually moved around the stage, that being a lot. It was impressive, especially for the fact
that they had people working for them beneath the ramps in order to pull out microphone stands
to each stop each member decided to stop and sing at.The hits kept going throughout the night with additional songs such as "The Phoenix," "Alone Together," "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race," and more, all with scenery backdrops to go along with each song.
One of the most beautiful and outstanding moments of the show is when lead vocalist Patrick
Stump took to the main stage sitting at a piano. He sang "Save Rock and Roll" at the piano,
originally featuring Elton John off of their album Save Rock and Roll. While performing this
song I noticed the backdrop had a red lightning bolt. It instantly reminded me of the legendary
David Bowie. Throughout the set David Bowie’s face eventually appeared on the screen along
with the lightning bolt slowly showing up over his face.
Listening to the words, "Wherever I go, go / Trouble seems to follow / I only plugged in to save
rock and roll," along with the David Bowie's face on the backdrop held such strong meaning,
making it heartwarming moment to witness.
The night ended with the band’s song titled "Saturday" off of their album Take This to Your
Grave, where Pete Wentz goes into the crowd singing and grabbing people’s hands. Out of all
the Fall Out Boy shows I’ve been to, not one didn’t end tat way, and that’s just one of the many
moments that makes me wanting to come back for more.
The full setlist looked like this:
Sugar, We're Goin Down
"The Take Over, the Breaks Over"
The Kids Aren't Alright
This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race
Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes
Save Rock and Roll
Fourth of July
Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy
American Beauty/American Psycho
Jet Pack Blues
I Don't Care
Thnks fr th Mmrs
My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)
Written & photos by Melanie Gomez
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