Panic! At The Disco Performing at Fresh 102.7’s Up Close & Personal Show at the Adorama Live Theatre
Ripped skinny jeans, sneakers, a black and white short-sleeve button-down shirt, and a
backwards hat all tied up with a big smile. That’s what you saw when Panic! At The Disco’s
Brendon Urie walked into Fresh 102.7’s Up Close & Personal show at the Adorama Live Theatre
April 19th in New York City.
Throughout the first portion of the personal show, Brendon performed “This Is Gospel” off of
Panic! At The Disco’s album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
off of A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, and “Victorious” off of the band’s latest album, Death Of A
Bachelor, all acoustically on a stool, along with what he calls his safety net, his acoustic guitar.
Being the first time ever seeing Brendon sing acoustically live, I was un-shockingly blown away
by his vocal range. After seeing his live performances in the past, whether it be on television or
on YouTube, I knew he could sing, but nothing can compare to seeing him sing live in person.
Looking down as he strums away at his guitar, you can feel the passion in his voice and in the
way he sings the lyrics (all of which Brendon had a part in writing), rather than with his eyes at
such an intimate show. It’s when the song finished that you got to see the passion in his eyes, as
he looked up at the crowd watching him.
During the second portion of the show, Brendon was interviewed by Fresh 102.7’s Christine
Richie. At one point of the interview (being in New York City and a big Frank Sinatra fan)
Brendon flawlessly sang Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” in front of her. When
Christine asked Brendon Urie how doing backflips during his songs started, he replied with, “I
mean I remember doing it like 6 years ago, I started doing it on stage just to mess around. I think
it came from nervous energy on stage and didn’t know what to do with it. So I was just like ‘ah
fuck it.’ I just tried it off the drum riser and was like, ‘ah I kinda liked that.’ Then I wanted to
create moments, so now I like to have a pause in the song and then feel it out.”
While talking about “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time,” Brendon happily described that
the song was about a bet he made with a guy in drag at a bar wearing a chiffon skirt. If he lost
the bet he had to wear high heels. He lost the bet, but said, “I felt elegant as hell, it was amazing.
I felt good. He was very nice, it was beautiful chiffon too. “
The last part of the interview featured fan questions. One fan asked, “What does it feel like to be
Victorious?” He answered with, “It feels so great. I do feel that way, especially when I get to
talk with you guys. The fact that you’re here over something I did, I can’t really put it into
words. It’s just kinda the coolest thing, so thank you guys. I love you guys I really do. I
appreciate you being here, I appreciate your support. It just makes me the happiest dude in the
world, so thank you.”
To check out the full interview, check it out here.
We took many photos during this close & personal happening.
Check out the gallery below!
Written & photos by Melanie Gomez
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