Fall Out Boy played three acoustic songs on a platform in the middle of the pit, one of which they were joined for by Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes.
Last night, in a frenzy of subway fumes and the particles of perfume still clinging to our sweat-beaded skin, we emerged in Brooklyn to the roar of crowds who at long last had found the recipe for time travel. And as the lights dimmed and the screams buckled under the weight of drum beats and hardened vocal chords, the world was made right by the return of our personal rock and roll.
The night took several turns- the appearance of an unexpected hero (Marky Ramone took the stage for two Ramones songs, probably the biggest and most spectacular surprise of the night), the sudden intimacy of a private acoustic moment, and the explosive bombast that arena rock shows once drew lifeblood from. The reunion of Brendon Urie and Patrick Stump onstage, going belt-for-belt on 20 Dollar Nosebleed, was a sight and sound to regenerate the soul, one that was worth waiting for.