Published on February 5th, 2013 | by Ryan0
Live Review: Fall Out Boy at Subterranean, Chicago 2/4/13
Fall Out Boy Return!
If you follow music in any capacity and have been on the internet in the past two days, you know the deal. Fall Out Boy’s indefinite hiatus is over- they’re releasing a new album in May, and as of last night, they’re playing shows again. Reactions to the news have ranged from joy and uh, suicidal thoughts from The Teens to snark and cynicism from The Grown Ass Men (see previous link). As for myself, I’m technically a Grown Ass Man, but I’m also an unabashed Fall Out Boy fan; enough so to sit at my computer for 20 minutes refreshing a ticket site so I get could get two tix the moment they went on sale, and I succeeded.
The Subterranean is not a large venue. My meticulous research (a Google search) shows that the venue has a maximum capacity of 375 people. It’s certainly not the type of place you’d expect Fall Out Boy to kick off their
reunion hiatus-end tour, but that was the point. This was meant to be a cool thing for dorks like me (and Lindsey) who have been hoping for an end to the hiatus. And it was definitely cool.
There were no openers, just around an hour and a half of Fall Out Boy. They played not just to the crowd, but to the venue as well. It was almost shocking how comfortable they were in this setting. There was onstage banter that felt relaxed and unrehearsed. There were minor screw-ups and missed lyrics, which added to the authenticity of the situation.
That’s not to say the set wasn’t tight- it was. The songs sounded great, and the acoustics of the Subterranean gave tracks with heavier production like “I Don’t Care” a raw sound that you just can’t get from studio versions or larger venues. It was a pretty fantastic way to experience these songs- definitely worth the 20 minutes of refreshing that ticket site.
Set List (I think)
I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy And All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me
A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More “Touch Me”
Dead On Arrival
This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race
Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner
Tell That Mick He Just Made My List Of Things To Do Today
Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy
(Medley) Honorable Mention/America’s Suitehearts/Lake Effect Kid/Alpha Dog/Calm Before The Storm
What A Catch, Donnie
The Take Over, The Break’s Over
My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up)
Sophomore Slump Or Comeback Of The Year
Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down
Chicago Is So Two Years Ago
Thnks fr th Mmrs