MonumenTour packs a punch with Paramore and Fall Out Boy
Nike soccer socks politifact New YorkTV and MediaWeatherEditorialsLetters to the EditorAdam ZyglisStateBy Tim O Contributing ReviewerDARIEN As Hayley Williams told the story, one year ago her band Paramore got a call from another band, one they toured with in the early, 12 passenger van days of both groups existence.The fellow band was Fall Out Boy, fresh off a reunion that ended a three year breakup.The Fall Out reps had what they thought was a knockout idea: put together a joint tour with Paramore.Frontwoman Williams and her band mates, guitarist Taylor York and bassist Jeremy Davis, liked the idea.One year later, so do the fans, including what looked to be a near capacity crowd that filled Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Wednesday night for the MonumenTour.The evening opened with a high energy half hour set by Denmark rockers New Politics. Shortly after, Paramore burst onstage. Save for a few stories and a couple semi quiet moments, their 75 minute set was an explosion of lights, confetti and more than anything else Williams herself.Clad in an glam green, pink and yellow crop top, black boxer trunks, green spandex and high tops, Williams sported aerobics class swag and slathered the stage with sound and sweat. Constantly kinetic, spinning her body and tossing in some hairography with her turquoise locks, Williams rocked her way through more than a dozen of Paramore characteristically hard driving hits, including Into You, Misery Business and It Fun. aerobics weren limited to Williams, by the way: Bassist Davis back roll off of guitarist York was quite the crowd pleaser.)The band slowed it down a bit in the Paramore sense of slow, which is much nike soccer socks like a heavy coffee drinker only having six cups on a light morning with Only Exception and Hope, which Williams trumpeted as the perfect first Paramore song if you never heard the band before.That said, this wasn a crowd of punk rock rookies. They knew the music; in fact, Williams brought onstage six women who were at Paramore first ever Buffalo show in 2005. Otherwise known as the days when the band played small clubs and, as Williams pointed out, we chauffeured in that 12 seated van because were too young for insurance. Paramore teed up the intent of the customize soccer cleats evening, show closers Fall Out Boy drove it home when they nike soccer socks took the stage. With video screens overhead reading Rock and Roll, the four part, dressed in black team of frontman Patrick nike soccer socks Stump, bass guitarist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley pounded through an 80 minute, 80 mile an hour set that never hit the brakes.The most telling moment, to me, came when Fall Out Boy played Ain a Scene, It An Arms Race with the words Damn Arms Race screaming from the screens above.Closely behind that was Stump poignant Freddie Mercury tribute, when he took to the piano and played a slice of Are The Champions. a brief movie nerd moment, it made me think that Jack Black character Dewey Finn from of Rock would be proud: They were sticking it to the man.it great, Wentz asked the crowd, we can have two bands playing guitar on the radio and in arenas like this? he added, you have to crack the pavement so you can blossom. Sometimes, it gets darker before it gets better. message was clear: Pop that bubblegum, people, and take a bite of rock. It tougher, and sometimes it hurts, but it lasts nike soccer socks customize soccer cleats.