Panic! At the Disco brings the panic into Austin


Emilee Guernsey

Brendon Urie from Panic! At the Disco performing at the Austin Rodeo on Mar. 17.

Emilee Guernsey, Reporter

As the cowboys and cowgirls began to exit, and the dust finally settled down, a change of scenery was made at the Austin Rodeo on Mar. 17. A stage was brought in, chairs were placed around, and soon all that you could hear was the squealing of girls around the arena.

Panic! At the Disco was going to be performing, and I just happened to be there squealing right along.

The band showed up on stage, and immediately the lights began to create their own show. Panic! played some of the new songs on their most recent album, and of course blew everyone away.

With lead singer Brendon Urie’s vocals, and the talent of the lead guitarist and drummer, the show was already 10 out of 10 in my mind.

Throughout the concert Urie made his own twists on some of the more popular songs that everyone knows. Urie hit many high notes that not even a 10 year old girl could hit.

The performance was energy-packed and loaded with fun. Especially with Urie’s well-known back flips that appear at every concert.

Towards the end of the heart-throbbing event, Urie did a cover of the famous Bohemian Rhapsody, written by Queen. That caught the attention of many parents who were drug along by the teenage kids.

Following the cover of Bohemian Rhapsody, was a cover of Any Way You Want It by Journey.

I think the song that blew my mind the most was Urie’s rendition of Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC.

Brian Johnson lead singer of AC/DC is known for his quirky and rough voice, so when I heard the beginning of Shook Me All Night Long, I was a little caught off guard. until Urie matched Johnson’s voice exactly. I think I speak for everyone when I say that it was mind-blowing.

Panic! At the Disco’s performance was indeed a 10 out of 10.