My Chemical Romance
The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
All photos by Paul Weber
My Chemical Romance is:
Last night My Chemical Romance’s roadshow hit Milwaukee’s The Rave. The guys are out to support their latest release, Danger Days: The True Lives of The Fabulous Killjoys. I have never seen My Chemical Romance live before and now I know why. By the time I arrived at 7:30pm, the ballroom was already packed with teenage girls in their black tees and white mini jean shorts. From the old fogey in the room, which would be me, it was pretty cool to see some of the parents there with their kids. Embarrassing as all hell for the kids, but it’s great to see parents giving a care about what their kids are up to and listening to.
I really didn’t pay any mind to the openers, The Architects. The band that had my attention, at least for one song, was Neon Trees. Both of the opener’s sets were short and My Chemical Romance hit the stage at the early time of 9:10pm.
Not going to lie, this concert was the loudest one I’ve been to in awhile and that’s saying a lot since the Avalanche Tour was not long ago. MCR had their front rack amped so high that most of the time the music was distorting. Yet, no one really noticed because all the girls were screeching so loudly. Even with my earplugs in, it hurt. I actually saw girls around me covering their ears at times because of how loud it was. Note to My Chemical Romance: Turn your shit down!
This is more of a warning than a review because I really think everyone should know to go to future MCR shows prepared.
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