Weezer and Panic! at the Disco:
Last month was a fun one, filled with concerts. I recently got to see Panic! at the Disco and Weezer at Bayfront Park. I always get a kick out of seeing what sort of crowd comes out to see a particular band. In this case there was a lot of young girls wearing those mom shorts that are in style for some reason. The opening act was Andrew McMahon, but we pretty much missed his entire set waiting in line and getting through security to get into the venue.
It was my first time seeing Panic! at the Disco, and my second time seeing Weezer. I have to say Panic! at the Disco kinda stole the show. I have never seen them before and they are really a fun band to watch. The concert was days after the tragic shootings in Orlando and the lead singer of Panic! at the Disco, Brendon Urie, came out in a rainbow cape as a tribute. I thought that was pretty cool. He was very gracious and thanked everyone for coming out and commented on how much of an influence Weezer was to him. The band was a cool mix of rock, pop, ska, and piano melodies. The highlight of the show was when they played Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
After that, it felt like maybe they were stalling for Weezer to come out. They played about 3 more songs until Weezer came out. Weezer was awesome as usual, but I think they had some sound issues. Some of those guitar high notes pierced my ears. But they were great to watch live. They played all their hits from all their albums and did a few mixes to squeeze all them in a short time frame. I was a little disappointed their set seemed cut short. However, I left pretty content with the night.
The Cure and Twilight Sad:
More recently, I was able to catch The Cure. They also had their show at Bayfront Park. This show had a mixed crowd of older people, yuppies, goths, I even saw an adorable baby with headphones on to protect their little ears. We were able to catch the opening act, Twilight Sad. They were pretty good. Definitely a goth type band.
Finally, The Cure hit the stage. They played all their hits, people were swaying and dancing and singing along. It was a really good show. The band did not show their age when it came to their performance. Robert Smith even got emotional at the end, being that it was the last stop of the American tour.