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Panic! At The Disco: Brixton Academy

by Gig Reporters 2012

'Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off'. You don't have to take your clothes off. 'But It's Better If You Do'. Or not. Definitely not condoning public nudity. Anyway, second best to lying and taking clothes off, presumably, is going to see Panic! At The Disco live in concert... Whether you are a new fan or one of the original Panicker's, whose inner-emo still craves to rave (in a top hat), you are guaranteed a good time with Brendon Urie, at O2 Academy Brixton. 'C'mon'!

Panic! At the Disco rocked Brixton Academy on Thursday 2nd February, with a succession of exclamation marks!!!

Around on the commercial scene since 2005, with their double-platinum selling debut album: “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out,” the Panickers have done well to retain their popularity enough to embark on a sell-out tour in 2012.

Known to be impressive live, fans at Brixton Academy has much to anticipate before the gig – their burbling excitement about seeing P!ATD (an acronym solely for the cool kids) had them coming across as Mad As Rabbits. Not that they cared. This was Brendon Urie, for goodness’ sake.

With similarly fringed hair and dark make-up, the fans of P!ATD exude all the expected emo traits. There are still tinges of incredulity from anti-emo music fans about the existence of Panic! At The Disco – though this has never blighted the Las Vegas band, which are one of the better established commercial bands in the pop-punk/alternative rock genres.

When performing live, you don’t have to sing tracks your audience will be familiar with – But It’s Better If You Do. Especially when your audience, overall, belongs to a younger generation. Panic! have performed covers of Radiohead and The Smashing Pumpkins to blank faces in the past… But feedback from tonight asserted nothing similar, as exuberant fans screamed their love for their Brendon sing-along.

In addition to their musical love-in, there were the compliments for the set and spectacle of the stage-show.

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