This past Sunday, Fall Out Boy headlined at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater here in STL, with openers of Paramore and New Politics. I have always been a fan girl for Fall Out Boy and do enjoy the older jams of Paramore but was not expecting at all of what I got on Sunday. The Monument Tour’s performance was hands down the best concert experience I have ever had. New Politics opened the show with an extremely impressive performance. For being a smaller band, they definitely got the crowd going and dancing along. I enjoy their hits Yeah Yeah Yeah and Harlem and was most definitely not let down by their live performance. I was dancing and singing my heart out with them and was even asked to sit down at one point. What can I say, their music moved me. I look forward to attending their upcoming concert later this year at the Pageant in STL.
Next up was Paramore. I had never seen them live and was a bit nervous about Hayley’s performance and this newly formed band, after being so used to the original crew. But I was definitely not let down. She is an incredible singer live and you can see she puts her heart and soul into her performance. They performed old and new hits and I believed I am now a renewed fan of Paramore.
Lastly was Fall Out Boy, who I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed with. Even after seeing them before, this concert was like a whole new experience. I am so glad they came out of hiatus because their fans sure did miss them. All of their songs are so catchy and fun and I can definitely say I had no voice even by the middle of their performance.
But even with great bands, you need great friends. For me attending concerts isn’t just a fun event to go to but almost a moving, spiritual like experience. Getting to share it with many friends who love and have the same passion for music that you do makes any concert just that much better. So with these incredible bands and great friends to share it with, made this concert my best experience yet.