Friday, February 1, Panic! At the Disco came to the CHI Health Center in Omaha. Their tour entitled Pray for the Wicked started on July 11th in Minneapolis and ends in June of this year in Dover. This album celebrates the release their sixth album, Pray for the Wicked, yet the crowd was able to enjoy several fan favorites from their past albums as well. Being a fan of Panic! for several years, I was extremely satisfied by all of the songs that were sung and the overall experience of the concert.
When the opening acts were finished, the audience could feel the suspense as they all patiently waited for Brenden Urie, the band’s lead singer, to come on stage. Cheers echoed all around the arena when a timer appeared and started counting down from ten minutes. After waiting what seemed like hours, the fans went even more wild as Brenden Urie popped up and sang one of his popular songs, “Silver Lining”. He then proceed to sing many more fan favorites such as “Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time” and “LA Devotee”. Personally, I enjoyed the performance of “Crazy= Genius” because that is my favorite Panic! song.
Urie did several unique acts and had many surprises in store for his audience. Not only did he demonstrate his excellent piano skills by playing his own music while singing, he also showed his drum skills by playing a song with the other drummer. He stunned the audience with covers of songs, “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “The Greatest Show”. The most surprising element of the show was when Urie and his white grand piano were lifted above the audience. As he glided above the crowd, he proceed to sing two songs, engaging the audience in a way that they had probably never seen before. He even sang to the audience off of the side of the stage, which scared and excited the them.
Overall, the concert was a lot of fun and I hope to see them preform again someday.