Welcome to a brand new feature that will be published every other week. I go to a lot of gigs and there are always little stories that come out of them that I always want to tell someone so what better place to do it!
Todays Gig: The Mini Fall Out Boy Experience
There was a time where I would go out of my way to go to loads of television show recordings – not to be on television just because I used to like seeing things created live. I am a big fan of Fall Out Boy (and if you didn’t know already this site is actually named after two words in the lyrics of a sing I find really inspiring by the band) so when the opportunity arose to see them live for a television recording, I jumped at the chance.
The first thing that I found really unusual about the recording was that is was in a place called Wimbledon that is not a place that is well known for television recordings this time. It was a hot day in the middle of the week and the main thing we had to do before even entering the venue was sit outside for a good few hours. The one thing that struck me straight away was that there was a small queue for all that time which meant that it was going to be a small show which was fantastic.
We were eventually let in and it was a really random layout, there were two different level platforms and the band in the centre, we were at the top right at the front and whilst we were actually at the front of with an amazing view we were also sort of behind the band, everyone was as it was the way that the show worked which was weird and wonderful at the same time.
The gig was around the time that they had just released their American Beauty/ American Psycho so the MTV special was to promote the album. On the setlist there was about 6 songs which was a mix of old and new and we got told from the start that they would be playing the setlist twice! This was so exciting as it meant we got to hear the songs all over again which was really fun.
It was a great gig I had so much fun, it is so rare to be able to see bands like Fall Out Boy in the United Kingdom in a small venue and it made it that ever more special. It was a really fun gig and I look forward to seeing them again. We were not allowed to take photos but the great thing about TV shows you will always have a memory.