Fall Out Boy – The Save Rock and Roll Tour // May 29, 2013 – New York City, NY @ Terminal 5 // Photos by Nancy Hoang
When I saw that Fall Out Boy’s backdrop was going to be a giant white sheet for their show last night at Terminal 5, I have to admit I was a little disappointed. It wasn’t before long that the lights were lowered, instruments began to play, and the sheet began to ripple. Shadows of the members of Fall Out Boy began to show, already beginning what was the set opener, “Thriller”, and right then and there, Fall Out Boy showed New York City that they were on a mission to save rock and roll.
The sheet fell and what emerged was the effervescent members of Fall Out Boy, already shredding on each of their respective instruments. With the first word that Patrick Stump sang, I was taken back to 2009 when they opened up for Blink-182 at Nikon at Jones Beach on Long Island. It was like no time had passed and Fall Out Boy had never broken up. Things were just like they always had been—but it wasn’t. With time sideburns, marriages, and solo albums came and went. But the magic that was—and still is—Fall Out Boy continued to exist in some distant world, waiting for its return back to Earth.
Last night, the magic was there. Fall Out Boy was the magic. Their set which consisted of both old songs and new brought the crowd together with a wave of nostalgia and a newborn sense of rock. Their newer songs were greeted with as much warm welcome as did old classics like “Sugar, We’re Goin Down”. Patrick Stump introduced “Young Volcanoes” as a song for guys from ages 14-24, saying that it was a song made for them. And as they played, you could feel that the song was written for them. The connection between the crowd—full of love for this band—and Fall Out Boy was electrifying and almost tangible. Fall Out Boy ripped through their set with such conviction that it was awe-inspiring.
In the middle of their set Fall Out Boy explained that when they were making the album, they had to do it complete secrecy otherwise everyone would ruin it. Thank the heavens that the making of Save Rock and Roll was as secret as it was because the live performance of those songs—and old favorites—made for an unforgettable night.
Fall Out Boy is Andrew Hurley, Joseph Trohman, Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz.
I Slept with Someone in Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me
A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More “Touch Me”
Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes
This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race
Where Did the Party Go
Tell that Mick He Just Made My List of Things to Do Today
What a Catch, Donnie
Homesick at Space Camp
Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy
Sugar, We’re Goin Down
I Don’t Care
My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up)
Save Rock and Roll
Thnks fr th Mmrs
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