Panic! `victorious’ in winning over crowd at concert


Laura Basciotta, Staff Writer

Panic! At the Disco has been on every teen’s playlist since their classic hit of “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.”

At an outstanding concert Tuesday at the Petersen Events Center, the band opened up with “Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time,” featuring visuals and the breathtaking stage presence of Brendon Urie along with an explosion of gold streamers hitting the floor section.

After performing “Nine in the Afternoon” from the band’s second album Pretty. Odd., Urie moved down into the crowd to play an acoustic version of “This is Gospel” on the piano, sending a wave of emotions through the audience as he sang the first line of the chorus.

While interacting with the crowd, Urie walked back to the stage singing “Death of a Bachelor.” The song seemed lost in the crowd, as the hype was lost as Urie became distracted with hugging and taking selfies with fans.

The band turned “Girls/Girls/Boys” into a tribute to the gay rights movement, reaching out to the audience in light of recent political events, telling them that they are the generation to start a revolution.

Longtime fans of the band no doubt appreciated the setlist, which also included lesser-known songs such as “Miss Jackson” and “The Ballad of Mona Lisa.”

“I Write Sins Not Tragedies” and “Victorious” wrapped up the show, leaving the crowd completely in love with the band’s talent and of course Urie’s high notes.