20 August 2013 – Fall Out Boy : Save Rock and Roll Tour 2013 – Olympia, Paris
So ... what can I tell you many beautiful ? There are some chronic I write with incredible fluidity and other, in which I have no idea what to say, like this one. Not that the concert was bad, far from there, I simply find no thread. Anyway ... I'll do the best.
Fall Out Boy, me, I discovered with « This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race » and since that time, I am their news carefully, including the release of their latest album « Save Rock and Roll ». I enjoyed the drive and when I saw that they spent in Paris, I said to myself : GO ! Ticket prices are having a little discouraged, I waited, waited ... and as always : once decided, the show was full. Short, nothing left for me to win tickets (or buy on the black market, but it's better to have them free, lol). Good, I had a big stroke of luck again : the day before the concert, I gained two places with EMI and Parlophone ! The next day, so we take the direction of Olympia with William and oh, surprise, we are offering seats on the mezzanine at the forefront ..., In the center. I think I have never been so well positioned in Olympia, even paying my place ! Part rather likeable, Hill Valley, although a bit noisy. At the same time, by going to see Fall Out Boy, I did not expect to have a clarinet concerto in A major in the first part. The public is madness, the atmosphere is at the top when the lights go out ...
The four members of the group, Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley make their entrance on stage « Thriller ». It was Pete who took the floor to welcome us to the concert before moving on « 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 » and « Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes ». He rules a real hysteria in the room, particularly in the pit, where a group of young people connects the pogo ! J'me old sense. LOL. For the time being, I am TOTALLY lost. I do not know any songs from the setlist. Fortunately, « The Phoenix » just change the game ! This is also one of those that I expected more, the most epic of the last album anyway. And I am not disappointed : what power ! The public is hyperreactive !
I am pleasantly surprised by the voice of the singer live, Patrick Stump. I was expecting a false festival disgusting notes and it is not so : the guy manages his thing. Nice surprise ! The guys on linked « This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race » the spectators and repeat in chorus « Alone Together » making it extremely course scene. Pete is almost the only one to speak between songs. I wonder where it originated, because he has an accent to cut with a knife as we say at home or he had surgery of wisdom teeth the day before the concert, a choice ! Lol ! They then linked on « What a Catch, Donnie », « Death Valley », very nice live, and « Hum Hallelujah ».
It remains in the move with « Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy » and « Sugar, We’re Goin Down ». During the transition, a viewer reports that it is his birthday today and so the whole room sings "Happy Birthday THING". All this before the balance group « Young Volcanoes », excellent piece from the latest album. I loved. The suite « Dance, Dance » and « I Don’t Care », two of their most famous songs. Before the recall they embark on a « My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up) » overkill, it works the fire of God !
Patrick swapped his guitar against a synth and starts playing « Save Rock and Roll » before the BIG piece of the evening : « Thnks fr th Mmrs ». This one, I waited as the Messiah : I was attending the largely concert to hear ! What mood ! They finished on « Saturday », Pete takes the microphone to yell in hard-rocker mode and climbs on the shoulder of a guard to go hit the shopgirl in the forefront ! The effect is instantaneous and everyone attacks him ! Normal, it's a little him the "hottie" group. After a quick " Thank you, Good evening ", they leave the stage to the audience cheers !
I'm sorry if this account you seemed a little synthetic, but we must admit that all was not suitable especially in this kind of exercise. Anyway, I am delighted to have been able to see them on stage, especially with this album that I love. I hear gets off titles like « This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race » and « Thnks fr th Mmrs » and recent pieces really earned to be presented live ! Moreover, it works great atmosphere level : the spectators were highly receptive. Nice work on the lights and also acoustic. On the other hand, and there, I will bring the wrath of the fans : is that I found that the group lacked "character". It reminded me of the Superbus concert in Montpellier 2009 (cf. Superbus : Lova Lova Tour – Zénith, Montpellier (2009)) : too clean. I expected him to come off the personalities of each of the members of Fall Out Boy on stage, just as in their videos, they always play roles of guys a bit crazy. and there, we had the singer behind his mic stand, guitarist and bassist pacing the left plate right, and drummer nonexistent .... Pity.
Setlist : Thriller / 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 / The Phoenix / This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race / Alone Together / What a Catch, Donnie / Death Valley / Hum Hallelujah / Grand Theft Autumn – Where Is Your Boy / Sugar, We’re Goin Down / Young Volcanoes / Dance, Dance / I Don’t Care / My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up) / Save Rock and Roll / Thnks fr th Mmrs / Saturday