fun. at the Peabody Opera House, 12/11/12: Review, Photos and Setlist

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Jason Stoff

But was he better off with the Format, slapped onto the bill at a half-full club in Kansas City as part of a confusingly conceived benefit show to prevent genocide (a thing I actually witnessed just five years ago)? Or even as something else? I bet Nate Ruess would make one hell of an Elementary School teacher. Let's pick up those lyrics where we left off:

No. When I see stars, when I see stars, that's all they are
When I hear songs, they sound like this one, so come on
Oh, come on. Oh, come on, OH COME ON!

And we do.

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Critic's Notebook

Personal Bias: I love the Format and always thought of fun. as an act of resignation (Well, I guess let's just write really obvious songs and polish the fuck out of them. That's what people want, right?). Mea culpa: The show I saw last night was not the sound of selling out.

Notebook Dump: This show is 90 percent chorus and clap-along.

Overheard: The screams of several thousand teenagers who, if they didn't have a photo of Nate Ruess taped to the inside of their locker yesterday, they sure as shit will today.

fun. at the Peabody Opera House, December 11: Setlist

One Foot
Carry On
At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used to Be)
All Alone
Why Am I the One
All the Pretty Girls
It Gets Better
Barlights
All Alright
The Gambler
We Are Young
You Can't Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones cover)
Encore
Some Nights
Stars

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YoungReezy
YoungReezy

Wasn't the Joy Formidable supposed to be all up in that bitch?

KittyLitterKing
KittyLitterKing

"I love the Format and always thought of fun. as an act of resignation (Well, I guess let's just write really obvious songs and polish the fuck out of them. That's what people want, right?). Mea culpa: The show I saw last night was not the sound of selling out. "

Amen.  And this is coming from one of the token old guys at the show last night who might have squealed like one of those 13 year olds last night if they had broken into "The First Single"

KittyLitterKing
KittyLitterKing

@YoungReezy I thought they were disappointing.  A lot of sound and fury, but not much energy.  Maybe it was just an off night.  The audience was clearly waiting for fun. at that point.

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