This band is ceremonious with your one stage in high school you are so glad you grew out of. They were a last minute addition to 107.9 The End's Jingle Ball in 2013. The show was at Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, California. The Memorial does not normally host large music lineups but they made an exception for this awesome concert. Parking was not as hectic as it would seem in downtown Sacramento. The line rapped around the building with eager fans. The venue itself is not as large as a stadium but as big as your high school gym. Tickets were only $50 for 6 bands, the perks of living in Sacramento.
I will admit I was not a fan of this band before I saw them. Their music was a little too punk for me and I didn't think I was mad at the world enough. Boy was I horribly mistaken. Their Album "Too Weird To Live, To Rare To Die!" had just come out and "Miss Jackson" was all over the radio. I fell in love with their electronic hip hop sound, a sound that was even new to them. But what really won me over was Panic! front man Brendon Urie. He was theatrical and a natural born performer. He was a force of nature and could not keep still, he got the entire auditorium moving and grooving. His vocal talents were amazing, that man could sing the phone book and I'd be like "wow this can be my new ringtone." I recommend Panic! any time somebody wants a concert experience they'll never forget. They are performers of a different caliber and only evolving. I you see them once I guarantee that the next time you see them the show will be different. I have seen them twice so far (the other time was at Kroq Xmas, see December posts) and they we just as impressive as when I saw them two years before. With Brendon Urie now at the helm of Panic! at The Disco, it will be a incredible musical journey to watch unfold. ✌🏼️