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Cobra Starship knows how to work it

"I got a lot of hot pictures of your ass."

So goes an email I sent to Cobra Starship's lead singer, Gabe Saporta, just after their set opening up for Fall Out Boy's Believers Never Die Part Two tour in Columbia, Maryland. It's not that Saporta can really help it though. Throughout their sadly too short 30 minute set the singer was continuously off the stage and standing on the speaker supports that got him precious feet closer to the audience of screaming fans, which meant as a photographer I could get a better shot of his backside more often than I could of his face. Luckily Saporta knows how to work it, dropping down low and moving around the stage so fast that he sometimes becomes nothing more than a neon blur. He also knows how to sex it up as an equal-opportunity frontman with both his female and male bandmates, both getting on his knees of keytarist Victoria Asher and flirting with bassist Alex Suarez from song to song. And while most other opening bands try to cram as many songs into a set as possible, Saporta knows the banter is just as important as the music.

"I've sucked a lot of dick to get here," Saporta intoned as the introduction to their new single, "and this is a song about that dick." That segues into 'Pete Wentz is the Only Reason We're Famous,' an infectious new tune that instructs the listener that they can "ride to the top, but you can't ride on (Saporta's) cock." Regardless of how Cobra Starship came by their fame, they've obviously earned it.

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