Fall Out Boy on the Reading Festival main stage? Here's what we learned.
'AINT NO PARTY LIKE A FALL OUT BOY PARTY When the history of 21st century pop-punk is written, Fall Out Boy will be at the top of the list in bold font. Make no mistake, this is a band who changed it all.
At least twice.
If you don't think there are any iconic bands in the modern era of rock music, then you are sorely mistaken.
THERE ARE TUNES. HUGE ONES Fall Out Boy in the pitch dark of Reading's Sunday night might be a bold move, but if 'My Songs Knows What You Did In The Dark' and 'Dance, Dance' don't do the business for you, then you're probably dead inside.
PATRICK STUMP IS A HERO Long the bridesmaid, now the bride, the vocalist is a hero in his own right. Previously prone to up-and-down live performances, he pulled it off tonight, and in a big way.
THE OLDER STUFF IS KING A heavy focus on latter-era material feels perhaps a little misplaced, and although you can't fault their guts and ambition, classics like 'Saturday' and 'Hum Hallelujah' get the best reactions tonight.
FIRE AND DANCERS Yeah, you heard us. There's enough pyro in this set to scorch your nan's eyebrows as she watches it on iPlayer, and there are enough dancing girl pirouettes to make this feel like a Las Vegas production.
A bit much? Maybe. But FOB are at least giving us a spectacle.
THE CROWD LOVE IT Fall Out Boy's audience is ravenous. No wonder, the band have are the staples of rock clubs up and down the nation so lads dressed as crayons, kids waving flags and a whole bunch of people openly crying during 'Saturday' makes total sense.