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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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

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JASON STOFF
  • 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

JASON STOFF
  • Jason Stoff

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