Blink 182 and Friends Get Gay(er?)
By Noah Michelson
FOB bassist Pete Wentz, for his part, has been using the same song as a chance to practice his blow job skills, coming out to mime the act on Urie during the "can we fast forward to go down on me" line at acoustic sets. Now that lead singer Patrick Stump shows off more swagger during his live performances, Wentz has to get close on the few quiet chances he can, or, as he did this tour, invite a guest vocalist on stage to snuggle up to. For that part Urie has been joining the band for a shortened rendition of Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" that started off at Darien Lake with several ass-slaps and a few minutes of intense hugging between Brendon and FOB guitarist Joe Trohman (an example from the next night, where Urie was considerably more wasted, is here or here. At the close of the set, when Pete climbs into the crowd, as always, to sing "Saturday," he tried to hold the mic out for a crowdsurfing boy to sing into, but the boy had other ideas and firmly pulled Pete too him and landed a pretty solid kiss instead.
Of course this is all on a tour with the grandfathers of gay pop-punk band love, Blink-182, so the night ended with an hour of Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus trying to impress each other with acrobatics, silly faces and worshipful shredding at one another's feet. And nothing can make a amphitheater full of shirtless bros sing-a-long, scream, embrace and maybe shed a few tears like "All The Small Things." Seems the openers still have much to learn.
For a slideshow of photos from the Darien Lake show, check out BeGayLittleBird.com.
-- RAE VOTTA
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