Punk band “Fall Out Boy” came to rock The Forum arena in Inglewood on Friday, Nov. 17.
Opening acts Jaden Smith and Blackbear stirred up the crowd before the headlining band’s entrance.
The arena opened its doors early enough for people to head over to their seats before the 7 p.m. showtime.
Many attendees strolled in with enthusiastic vibes while showing off the band’s logo plastered on their shirts.
There was an atmosphere of positivity because everyone was looking forward to an entertaining night.
Fall Out Boy consists of lead vocalist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, lead guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley.
The group was formed in Illinois, Chicago in 2001 by friends Wentz and Trohman who was just a pop punk side project.
Shortly after, Trohman met Stump at a bookstore, who eventually joined the group and was followed by Hurley, Wentz’s friend since age 16.
On their current tour, the band is promoting their seventh studio album, Mania, which will be released on Jan. 19 of next year.
The MANIA tour started in Cleveland, Ohio and will make its way across the world to finish on Apr. 12 in Brussels, Belgium.
During the concert, the crowd received a wide range of songs from their early work to their current upcoming album.
The people that were fans for a long time were hit with a wave of nostalgia while hearing the band’s older songs from the early 2000s.
This included tracks such as “Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy Tonight,” “Thnks fr th Mmrs,” “I Don’t Care,” and the classic song that gave the band their big break in 2005, “Sugar, We’re Goin Down.”
Hurley showed off his amazing drumming skills by playing a short mixture of covers. Which was swiftly incorporated into the beat of “Dance, Dance.”
CSUSB student Brenda Limon has been a fan of Fall Out Boy ever since she first heard “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” as a little girl.
“I liked it so much that I had to find out who was singing the song. Since then I started to listen to their songs more often,” shared Limon.
Fans were putting all their energy into dancing and singing along throughout the entire show.
There would be beautiful melodic songs like “Save Rock and Roll” that had the audience swaying left to right.
This helped the audience recharge their energy so they could continue rocking out during the rest of the concert.
After playing “Hum Hallelujah,” Wentz, an advocate of being open about mental health, encouraged the crowd to help each other when it comes to struggling with depression and anxiety. He took a brief time to share with the audience about his past struggles and how it’s okay to seek help.
There were also various tunes from the albums that were made after Fall Out Boy’s hiatus, that lasted from 2010 to 2012.
They came back strong with the release of their fifth album in 2013, “Save Rock and Roll” and “American Beauty/American Psycho” in 2015.
Some of the songs that they played were “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” and “Centuries.”
Limon got her ticket a few months ago and ha
d been looking forward to hearing her favorite songs performed live.
“As time got closer, I became more impatient because I just wanted to go see them,” said Limon.
Fall Out Boy also played their recently released singles, “Hold Me Tight or Don’t,” and “The Last Of The Real Ones.”
There were a few people that left early to beat the traffic but a majority stayed to soak in the last few ecstatic moments of the night.
The band ended the concert with a final rush of nostalgia with the unforgettable “Saturday” track while Wentz dived into the crowd.
For Limon, she will continue being a fan and treasure the memory she created by attending her first Fall Out Boy concert.
“The vibe and the songs of the band are just something everyone can enjoy, especially for those who are into the rock, pop, or indie genre,” shared Limon.