The Boyz of Zummer tour blazed Chicago July 11th with an explosive concert from co-headliners Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa.The Boyz of Zummer tore the roof off First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park, IL. For Chicago natives, Fall Out Boy, it was a rockin homegoing. And rapstar Wiz Khalifa has toured the Windy City many times.
Opening acts Hoodie Allen and Max gained a few thousand new fans. Hoodie Allen, along with Max and the infamous DJ Drama got the eclectic ageless crowd jumping with Hoodie Allen doing a few indie hits and DJ Drama spinning the latest club hits.
Wiz Khalifa emerged on the stage in a cloud of smoke with an energetic performance of his big hits Black and Yellow and Work Hard Play Hard and a few new hits like We Dem Boys and my fav, See You Again. With so many tweens and very young tykes in the crowd, I expected Wiz to tone down his…eh hem ‘herbal medicinal.’ But in the middle of his set, he urged the crowd to light up, sending security into a frenzy.
Wiz Khalifa’s energy was infectious, as was the second-hand smoke. Those who’d never heard of his songs couldn’t help but to bob to his hippy-rock, renaissance rap. And Wiz danced on stage swinging his dreads having the time of his life. He is known for his great live shows, and this one was another winner for the books.
Fall Out Boy hit the stage and the tweens went kray! A few surprises; a skinnier front man Patrick Stump, a blonde bassist, Pete Wentz, and a shirtless tatted-up drummer, Andy Hurley who’s swag was a reincarnation of Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Fall Out Boy performed many of their biggest hits of the last decade including Down Down, This Aint A Scene, Immortals, Dance Dance, Thanks for the Memories, and I Don’t Care.
Fall Out Boy gave a great concert, complete with an acoustic interlude of three more of their hits. Fans sang along with Patrick Stump as he belted out verses and Wentz took a moment to thank the crowd, and urged them to follow their dreams.
The fresh new Fall Out Boy’s illuminating, bass heavy, explosive concert was one to remember. Wiz Khalifa’s show was more than icing on the cake. It was more like a shot of cognac and a chocolate beanie after the cake. Together these two unlikely artists made for a cool show. Next time the concert should be 18 years-and older.
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