Concert Review: Panic! at the Disco exhilarates sold out arena

Elsie Morales

Photo by Elsie Morales
Panic! at the Disco perform fan favorites at the Forum on March 28.

Holding nothing back, Panic! at the Disco performed to a sold out crowd at The Forum in Inglewood on March 28.

The band was accompanied with opening acts Saint Motel and Mister Wives. After the first two bands performed, Panic! at the Disco was introduced by a fan who won a contest in which the band will perform at his house for a private show. The crowd squirmed with excitement as a 10 minute countdown started after the introduction.

Panic started off their set with the electrifying “Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time.” The whole crowd was on their feet singing along in record time.

The band also performed fan favorites such as “Hallelujah” and “Miss Jackson.” They also played “Nine in the Afternoon,” which was the hit single from their second album “Pretty Odd.”

The buzzing atmosphere slowed down during lead singer Brendon Urie’s piano solo of “This is Gospel.” He went down from the stage and performed on a hoisted platform among the fans. He then walked through the floor and greeted fans as he performed “Death of a Bachelor.”

While the band performed “Girls/Girls/Boys,” the crowd held up colorful hearts and shone their phone’s flashlight through them in support of the LGBTQ community. After the song ended, Urie addressed the crowd with a meaningful talk about being supportive of each other. He then sang a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

The concert ended with a bang as they performed the hit “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” and “Victorious.” After being the last founding member of the band, Urie is still writing stellar songs and giving unforgettable performances. Even after 13 years of the band, they don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.