Panic! At The Disco: Jeep on the Rocks

Melissa Baumgartner, Staff Writer

Saturday night, Oct. 10, was an unforgettable night for Panic! At the Disco fans who attended the sold-out concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheater. The opening act X-Ambassadors got the crowd hyped up by singing many of their popular songs including “Renegades.” The second opening act, American Authors, hit the stage next, first singing “Believer” and closing with “Best Day of My Life.”

When the lead singer of Panic! At The Disco, Brendon Urie, jumped on stage with a backflip, the crowd went wild. Excited screams filled the air as the band opened with their hit “Vegas Lights”. Urie was very interactive and energetic, and told the crowd that for 10 years he’s waited to play at the famous Red Rocks in Colorado, so this was a dream come true for him. Urie was humorous and many people agreed with him when he said Colorado was the prettiest state he has ever been in.

Panic! At The Disco played popular songs from previous albums, such as “Nine In The Afternoon,” “New Perspective” and “The Ballad of Mona Lisa”. They also preformed their brand-new songs “Hallelujah,” which came out last April, and “Victorious,” which they just recently released on Sep. 29. Urie introduced one of Panic! At The Disco’s most popular songs by telling the crowd “I dated a girl back when I was growing up in Vegas. Turns out she was [cheating on me] with all my friends. We wrote a song about her, but we won’t give her enough credit to name it after her. So instead, we just call this one ‘Miss Jackson’.”

“It was the show of the century and an amazing experience,” said Gamerin Matherly, 10. The audience that night would gladly agree.

The crowd went so wild that it was as if the stars could hear their excitement as they sang their hearts out along with Urie. While preforming the song, Urie climbed on top of the drum set and back flipped. The audience begged Urie to do more, and he obliged as he back flipped many times in a row. For fun, at the end of the concert Panic! At The Disco did a “Positive hardcore”, an act from Vine where Urie screams into the microphone.