Fall Out Boy Saves Rock and Roll at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Staff Writer

Punk rock bands rarely perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, but this year Fall Out Boy performed for 70,000 people. The band’s guitarist Joe Trohman was missing due to back surgery, but the band successfully played their set.

Fall Out Boy’s electrifying stage presence and sound had people throughout the stadium on their feet. The screens above the stage displayed fans dancing and singing along to the band’s set.

On stage, the band was constantly moving around and trying to interact with the audience. Bassist Pete Wentz mentioned on stage how this was the band’s “first rodeo.” Wentz even took a selfie with the band’s singer, Patrick Stump, during the performance and put it on his Instagram account.

Of course the band played their classics ‘Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down’ and ‘I Don’t Care.’ They also played hit songs from their most recent album, ‘American Beauty/American Psycho,’ including ‘Centuries’ and ‘Immortals.’

The band also pleasantly surprised fans when they performed many older songs that are not as popular anymore, such as ‘Dance, Dance’ and ‘Grand Theft Autumn/Where is Your Boy.’ The band closed with their song ‘Thnks Fr Th Mmrs’ followed by a huge array of fireworks.

Even though this was Fall Out Boy’s first performance at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, it is obvious that it will not be their last.