- Sunday, 23 March 2014 -

I don't care what you think as long as it's about me


Hello my lovelies, hope you've all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was especially eventful because on Friday I was lucky enough to see Fall Out Boy live (be still my emo heart <3). I've been a mega über super duper fan of Fall Out Boy since I was a tiny preteen, lamenting life and pondering it's general complexities and finding solace in their album Take This To Your Grave. Their music has always been like poetry to me so I was absolutely ecstatic when Martin bought me tickets to their concert for my birthday back in October! As bleakly clichéd as it sounds, their music really did get me through some tough times in my younger years, their music made my heart dance and the world to disappear and over a decade later, I'm still in love with them.

I've only seen them once before in concert, a number of years ago with my bestest friend in the world and all I remember was that I was crying hysterically with happiness. Well, I'm glad to say that they haven't changed a bit! The concert possessed no gimmicks, no over-theatrical occurrences, it was just them singing their hearts out raw and real. 


From start to finish, the gig was incredible. They commenced with The Phoenix to get the party started early, and the crowd went wild! Martin and myself quickly wormed our way to the front with a little trick I learned a while ago where you put your hands up, as if you're looking for someone and scream a random person's name in the general direction of the crowd where you want to be standing - I like to improvise a bit too, exclaiming things like "awk, I can't see her, maybe she's further up..." whilst I push my way past all the people helpful and eager for me to find my lost friend. Admittedly, I felt like a pensioner amongst the youthful sea of people due to there being quite the influx of young teenagers, but once the music began, there was no one else - just me and my (Fall Out) boys. 


 The set list was absolutely fantastic, and I was so delighted that the majority of their songs were old classics like Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy, Sugar We're Going Down and Saturday - which they closed the show with.  


'So, what's your favourite Fall Out Boy song?' I hear you ask. This question may be hard for some, because let's face it, all of Fall Out Boy's pieces are so deliciously addictive, but I've personally always loved Dance, Dance. Some hipsters out there may now exclaim 'oh, it's not even a song that hasn't been released off an album, how unoriginal of you!' Dance, Dance for me is my happy song. It's so catchy and I have so many memories attached to that song that I can't help but adore it! Also, back when I was absolutely positive that myself and Pete were meant to be, I also learned that there's a secret recording woven within the song of Pete talking to Patrick that they didn't want to edit out, where Pete says "we're going into D minor," which is also actually displayed in the music video! (There's your wee factoid for the day!). Oh yeah, and I totally learned Pete's dance towards the end of the video...


Now, for the best bit. Just like their last concert, they ended on the song Saturday, where Pete customarily comes out into the crowd standing at the front. Yes, dear readers, Pete was right on top of me and I was holding his hand. Needless to say, it was complete mayhem in the crowd, when a tide of teenagers were forcefully swaying back and forth, trying to get a piece of my man. Because of this force and pressure, my other arm with pinned to my side so I sadly couldn't get my camera out for a quick snap. Ladies and gentlemen, I held on for dear life, and thanks to Martin, who had a strong hold of me to keep me from losing balance, it was one of the best moments of my life.


Are you a Fall Out Boy fan?



 

  1. I adore Fall Out Boy (: Would love to see them live, it sounds amazing xx

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    1. Fall Out Boy are poets, I love everything about them and was adamant that Pete and I were meant to be <3 Hopefully there'll be no more hiatuses/breaks from them so I'm sure they'll be touring again very soon :)

      Claire xo

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  2. I was never the hugest Fall Out Boy fan but I loved Sugar We're Going Down and sang it instead of reading it haha.
    Glad you had such a brill time and that trick is still tickling me from you telling me earlier - ingenious! :D

    xoxo

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    1. I used to feel ashamed to like them to be completely honest! Because everyone else was crushing on Green Day and My Chemical Romance, FOB were considered "soft" :') Danielle, it's a bullet-proof method, couldn't recommend it more! ;)

      Claire xo

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  3. Not one of their biggest fans but I really do enjoy their music. Especially loving their newest album! Sounds like you had a really good time.

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    1. I used to worship them and listen to their music religiously, they definitely played a part of my growing up <3 And I totally agree! Their new album is amazeballs :)

      Claire xo

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  4. I can't believe I never knew that about the Dance Dance track! :L
    Glad you had a good time. :3
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    1. I feel like SUCH a knob though, because late at night, when I'd have my earphones in listening to that track, I'd replay that part over and over again and imagine that Pete was personally whispering to me :3

      Claire xo

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  5. I love Fall Out Boy :) So lucky to have seen them. I never knew about the Dance Dance thing, i'm so going to Youtube it now to look out for it. Glad you had a great time :)
    Vicki x

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    1. They are the my teenage years personified! And yeah, it's so strange, there's quite a lot of little subtle surprises Fall Out boy wove into their work, like, have you ever noticed that an abbreviation for their album From Under the Cork Tree is FUCT? Tehehe :)

      Claire xo

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  6. Ooh I didn't know about the D Minor thing! Must look it up. I get Fallout Boy and Panic! confused a lot. Is that lame? I think it probably is lame.

    Kirsten | kirstenlearns.com

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    1. It's a weird wee factoid :') And noooo it's not lame at all, they are pretty much brother bands anyways :) Ahhh I used to absolutely adore Panic! At The Disco too, especially their song I Write Sins Not Tragedies <3

      Claire xo

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  7. My inner fangirl is having a little moment right now, ahh! Sounds awesome :) xx

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    1. Sarah, I can't recall a life before discovering Fall Out Boy, they're just too amazing :)

      Claire xo

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  8. I just want to go back to Friday night! I'm so sad it's over! I know Petes dance! No shame I did it on Friday night haha, the D Minor bit is so creepy if you forget to put both head phones in! Haha.
    Great Photo's lovely, I can't wait to share my post! Haha
    Kloe xx
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    1. I knowww, I was really confused though after they sang their encore because they just ran off (although admittedly, that was perhaps the bitta drink in me haha). And I'm SOOO excited to see your post m'dear! If only we coulda met them, I totally would have licked Pete's face :')

      Claire xo

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  9. Totally jealous! Love Fall Out Boy, they remind me of being at uni. From Under The Cork Tree randomly started playing in Allan's car recently and we both started singing along in mutual appreciation! The things you learn about your other half! x

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    1. That's what I love most about their music - there's sooo many memories attached to them! AWK that's absolutely adorable! Allan has brilliant taste m'dear ;) Can't believe they're still going after all this time :') *reminisces*

      Claire xo

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  10. OK I'm not jealous anymore so I will stop avoiding commenting on here ;) (OK, I'm still a little-ickle bit jealous).

    Cannot believe I missed them coming to Luxembourg and Belgium!! Stupid work!!

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  11. I'm seeing fall out boy in june, soooooooooooo excited :D
    glad you had a good time!

    hannah xo

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  12. I was there! Didn't know you were going or I would have said hi! And the teenagers, wow I felt about 50. But it was amazing!

    Laura
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  13. OH MY, I am so jealous! ahaha. The fourteen years old me was dying to see them when they came to Montreal the 25th of June with Paramore, Panic! at the Disco, The Academy Is... and Cobra Starship. (I even remember the date, but unfornunately my dad would not let me go...) (All my favorite bands!)

    I would cry the entire show now... ahah even if I don't listen to any of them anymore...

    xo
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  14. OH MY GOD YES!! Absolutely LOVE Fall Out Boy; I got to see them in Dublin in March and it was amazing. They were so so unbelievably amazing. Loved every second and cried at the end - yes, I did. Got to see Panic! at the Disco then in May too which was absolutely fantastic.

    Lovely pics, you were so close to them! x

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