I could go on and on and on about what an incredible show we saw at the Warfield in San Francisco on Wednesday, June 22nd.
But instead, let’s relive the show via videos and pictures…
1. Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)
Appropriately, the band got everyone super-revved-up right out of the gate with Ready to Go. What a great way to start a show!
Dedication to Ruka
Ready to Go got a rousing ovation, and Brendon paused to catch his breath and mentioned his brother’s new son: “I feel good! I’ve got a new baby nephew, just born a month ago. Beautiful boy! His name is Ruka — this show is for him. (crowd cheers). He will live long and prosper. I can feel it — he’s got my blood! (crowd cheers again!):
2. But It’s Better If You Do
Then it was right into this classic:
3. The Ballad of Mona Lisa
Wow! Right into another new high-energy song. You will notice some delectable high-pitched screams from Brendon in this song, which fit perfectly.
4. Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off
This is of course a classic crowd pleaser, and Brendon gives the lyrics a saucy explanation up front (video via another fan):
5. Trade Mistakes
(video via another fan)
By the way, during Trade Mistakes, some guy ran up on the stage and actually sang into Dallon’s microphone! Always at the ready, Nalbatros caught it on video:
It’s amazing how everyone in the crowd can sing this epic song from the first word to the last.
Dallon was a little under the weather, and in the intro Brendon “guarantees” he is getting better. And, as if to prove it, they launch into this song with extra fervor:
8.The Only Difference Between Martyrdom And Suicide Is Press Coverage
(video via another fan)
9. Let’s Kill Tonight / 10. Always / 11. Nine In The Afternoon
Here’s an 11-minute video my wife took on the balcony of these three songs. It’s sooo good. Be sure to pay special attention to Ian’s twirling as he plays the guitar!
Here’s an alternative angle that I got from the floor, with really great audio. Worth listening to again. Brendon’s voice and his Martin guitar sound so sweet together. Always is such a beautiful song.
12. That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)
13. New Perspective
(Video from another fan)
14. The Calendar
This was a pleasant surprise, as it hadn’t been only most of the earlier set lists (video via another fan):
15. I Write Sins Not Tragedies
But wait — there’s more! They played a great encore:
16. Carry On My Wayward Son
By way of introduction, Brendon explained that the band are “a couple of old souls — 70-year-old guys in 20-year-old bodies” and then they launch into an incredibly energetic cover of this 1970s classic from Kansas!
17. Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met …)
What a great show!!
Here are some pictures from the show…
Photos from Martin Hardee:
Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith:
Spencer and Brendon:
Photos from Gil Riego from SF Weekly (used by permission of Gil):
We met a lot of nice people during the show including many older fans and parents. Brendon said from the stage that the crowd was “diverse” by which I think he meant age ranges and ethnicities. The band really seemed to enjoy the SF audience.
That’s me under the green arrow below. We got a prime spot on the rail of the level just above the pit, which is actually pretty terrific because you are eye-level with the band. Great spot!
Here’s a close-up (thanks. Gil). That girl to the left was following Panic! from Texas through to the end (at least 10 concerts!) I can attest she can sing and scream and cheer with the best!
Picture from Ian of his dressing room, where the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia once chilled:
What a Great Tour!!!
SF Weekly Picture Galley (by Gil Riego)