Fall Out Boy’s MA­NIA Tour is ir­re­sistible

Crowd en­ter­tained by pyro, con­fetti and lla­mas shoot­ing T-shirts out of a can­non

The Boyertown Area Times - - ENTERTAINMENT - By Rodeo Marie Hanson Kid Re­viewer

Fall Out Boy is trav­el­ling the coun­try with their MA­NIA Tour. On Sept. 1, I was among a large crowd of a younger gen­er­a­tion when it came to Her­shey­park Sta­dium with Against The Cur­rent, and Ma­chine Gun Kelly. I am a fan of Fall Out Boy, but as this was the first time I was see­ing them and the other two acts, I wasn’t quite sure what to ex­pect.

Against The Cur­rent’s mu­sic is new to me. Their mu­sic is rock and they are pop­u­lar with kids my age. Lead singer Chrissy Costanza did a good job of get­ting peo­ple ex­cited to be at the show. They have a new al­bum com­ing out Sept. 28 called “Past Lives.”

Ma­chine Gun Kelly’s mu­sic was also new to me, but there seemed to be a lot of peo­ple at the show who knew the words to the songs. His mu­sic is rap with big gui­tars and drums. He is like Eminem and Kid Rock for peo­ple my age. The sur­prise was when he left the stage to come out into the au­di­ence, and the crowd went wild!

Next up was the main act, Fall Out Boy. Smoke and fog filled the venue and then with a loud boom, fire­works ex­ploded over the stage, stream­ers were shot into the sky, and the band took the stage. Be­hind them was a video screen with ocean waves and an oc­to­pus. It had a re­ally cool 3-D ef­fect with the wa­ter look­ing like it was go­ing to spill out of the screen and splash ev­ery­one! Flames flew from be­hind the band, the side of the stage and even out of the head stock of Pete Wentz’s bass gui­tar. And if you were in the first 20 rows, you could feel the heat of those flames, which added to the ex­cite­ment of the show!

Fall Out Boy’s setlist in­cluded their best known hits like “Su­gar, We’re Goin Down”, “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race”, and “Cen­turies”. There were sur­prises like when lead singer/ gui­tarist Patrick Stump and bassist Pete Wentz dis­ap­peared dur­ing Andy Hur­ley’s drum solo, and showed up be­hind the sound­board to per­form a cou­ple songs so that peo­ple in the back of the sta­dium could see the two gui­tarists bet­ter. An­other sur­prise was the hy­draulic press that lifted Patrick and Pete high above the crowd.

There was a quick break from the show when the band and au­di­ence sang “Happy Birth­day” to Joe



Fall Out Boy per­formed at Her­shey­park Sta­dium on Sept. 1. Sub­mit­ted photo by Pamela Littky

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