The torrential Houston rain wasn't going to keep down the spirits of Fall Out Boy Sunday night as the four guys took the stage to their first rodeo — ever. "We've been coming to Houston for a long time, but we have to say this is literally our first rodeo," bassist Pete Wentz told the crowd after playing a few hits.
Even so, the members of the rock band from suburban Chicago seemed to be having the time of their lives, although they didn't dress the western part. Vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump (who goes by "Stump") was in all-black coupled with a fedora. The other guys (including their buddy Josh who filled in for guitarist Joe Trohman) pretty much followed suit wardrobe wise except for drummer Andy Hurley who simply opted for shorts and tattoos. Nothing more, nothing less. No shirt, no shoes, and definitely no problem.
Sunday night's show contained more theatrics and lighting than most previous RodeoHouston concerts. The biggest applause of the night (if you don't count mutton bustin' of course, which preceded the concert) came when the foursome started playing "Dance Dance."
And speaking of mutton bustin' — the sport has a few new fans. "For this being our first rodeo, mutton bustin' was pretty awesome!" Wentz said.
" This being our first rodeo, what should we try?" Wentz asked the audience. "Deep fried what? Deep fried oreos? Deep fried beer?"
"This being our first rodeo, what should we try?" Wentz asked the audience at another point in the concert. "Deep fried what? Deep fried oreos? Deep fried beer?"
I'm pretty sure the audience gave an astounding scream to oreos. Or maybe that was just my own stomach.
"Not sure how many of you have seen the film Big Hero 6..." Stump said before the 71,321 in attendance Sunday night were up on their feet singing "Immortals," one of the hits on the new soundtrack.
In honor of International Women's Day, the band paid tribute to Uma Thurman, a woman they seem to have a slightly unique obsession with. So of course they played the aptly titled, "Uma," which is song No. 5 off the new album American Beauty/American Psycho.
When the guys launched into the chorus of "Light 'Em Up," you'd think J.J. Watt had just walked onto the dirt — the fans (albeit slightly younger than other rodeo concerts) went wild.
The band kept their amped-up energy throughout their 14-song set. Perhaps it was because the weekend concert ends earlier than during the week, but pretty much everyone stayed put (or standing at their seats) throughout the hour-long concert.
So Fall Out Boy - Thnks Fr Th Mmrs. Pun intended...
I Don't Care
Light 'Em Up
Thnks Fr Th Mmrs