Weezer and Panic! At The Disco (Review and Photos)

Review and photos by Helena Akhtar (HSA Photo).

The night started with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness opening with 'All Our Lives' followed by a fan favorite, 'High Drive.' Andrew McMahon has always had a lot of energy during his sets; he not only plays the piano, but runs around, sings on top off, and jumps off of it. He also loves audience interaction, toward the end of his set he ran around the Xfinity Center all the way to the lawn where the crowd was dancing under a colorful parachute- a signature part of his sets. The only thing that was disappointing was that he was only on stage for thirty minutes. I understand he was the support act, but he just has so many songs so it was too bad he had such a small amount of time.

Next up was Panic! at the Disco who's set was led by strong production including lights, multiple screens, confetti, and smoke. They opened with 'Don't Threaten Me With A good Time' which is a new track off their latest album 'Death of a Bachelor.' Brendon Urie is an exceptional frontman with lots of energy and stage presence. During their set he sang, played guitar, piano, and had a pretty impressive drum solo while throwing in a few backflips. All in leather pants. He also covered Bohemian Rhapsody which isn't an easy feat- it seems there's not a lot this guy can't do.

Last of the night was Weezer. They really hit their break with the generation right before mine so I wasn't super familiar with their music, but after some time on Youtube I realized I knew a lot more songs than I thought. This was the first time I had the chance to see them live and I wasn't disappointed. Weezer opened with 'California Kids' and had a good mix of old and new songs considering the band has been around since 1992. They also played fan favorites like 'Hash Pipe,' 'El Scorcho,' and finishing with 'Buddy Holly.' I was most impressed at how clean the vocals and instruments were, it was like I was listening to the studio versions. Even after being on tour and a 90 minute set their was no sign of fatigue or strain. If you're interested in listening to some new Weezer they just put out an album in April, 'The While Album.'