Monumentour rocks Dallas despite unexpected challenges

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Guitarist Pete Wentz waves a Fall Out Boy flag over the crowd as lead singer Patrick Stump takes a vocal solo. (Credit to Billboards Music.)

Guitarist Pete Wentz waves a Fall Out Boy flag over the crowd as lead singer Patrick Stump takes a vocal solo. (Credit to Billboards Music.)
Guitarist Pete Wentz waves a Fall Out Boy flag over the crowd as lead singer Patrick Stump takes a vocal solo. (Credit to Billboards Music.)

Extended setlists, a power outage, and one of the headlining bands cancelling was the last thing fans expected to happen while attending Monumentour in Dallas.

The air was filled with anticipation as fans waited in line for the concert. As the doors began opening, news spread that Paramore would not be performing. Frontwoman, Hayley Williams, was ordered not to perform because of her chest infection. Some fans were obviously devastated by the news but took their place in the audience and patiently waited for the show to start.

The wait was relatively short, but the pouring rain made it seem a lot longer. In a matter of seconds everyone in the lawn seats of the venue were drenched in water and running for cover. The first band began to play through the speakers of the venue and the crowd quickly returned just in time for the show. The New Politics certainly made an impression with their energy on stage. Despite the power outage and being forced off stage because of the lightning, New Politics came back and continued to keep the crowd entertained. Their set was definitely memorable because of their cover of Panic at The Disco and the incredible break-dancing done by their lead singer, David Boyd.

New Politics left the stage and already present anticipation grew stronger. “Fall Out Boy! Fall Out Boy!” fans chanted as loud as possible. After a few moments the crowd gasped as sparks flew and the stage went pitch black. Before the confusion could settle in, the famous Rocky Balboa speech played through the speakers. “Put on your war paint!” roared through the stage as the band come on stage and fans caught on that it was all apart of the show. Bright flashes of lights danced around the venue along with the crowd who was singing at the top of their lungs.

At one point lead singer, Patrick Stump, asked the audience to turn on the flash to their phones and wave it in the air as they played their song “Just One Yesterday.” Fall Out Boy’s performance was probably one of the best concerts I have seen live so far. Stump did an extraordinary job at vocalizing the songs exactly like the studio versions of the piece. Everything about the performance was precise and clean. There was never a dull moment from start to finish.