The packed out Astoria were all here for Fall Out Boy, that much was clear. But support act and friends of FOB, Gym Class Heroes stormed out onto the stage and despite a few fans on the balcony infront of me giving it the 50 Cent handsignals for no apparent reason, they had the crowd bouncing around to their fun and friendly tracks.
Opening with Pillmatic and then going into their single, Papercut, frontman Travis bounded around the stage with his hood up and leaned forward into the crowd as his band mates bobbed around behind him. He won over the fans that weren’t familiar with the band and carried the hype on throughout Taxi Driver, the track which puts emo band’s names into the narrative which caught a lot of people’s attention. Makeout Clubwas equally popular but it was Cupid’s Chokehold which garnered the most noise because of Patrick Stump’s appearance on vocals.
Travis’ Mick Jagger-esque strutting was certainly a sight not to be forgotten, especially by those right at the front by the stage, and whilst the set ended on a slower song, the crescendo built up at the very finish tidied what was an entertaining set from a band who are sure to get a fair amount of fans in this country.
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