This article originally appears on Boston Band Crush ).
SPIN is reporting a less-than-stellar performance by the FOBs at their secret warm-up show at Great Scott in Allston.
But why did Fall Out Boy choose to play requests at a tiny club in Boston? Vocalist Patrick Stump indicated they wanted to keep things real. After flubbing the lyrics to “The Patron Saint of Liars and Fakes,” he quipped that while a lot of successful bands use teleprompters, “we try to remember shit.”
But Fall Out Boy’s overall performance was shaky at best. During “Carpal Tunnel Of Love,” Stump struggled to remember tales of “taking sour sips from life’s lush lips” and “throwing stones in a glass room,” as bass notes and power chords battled in a swamp of dissonance. Wentz, Stump, and guitarist Joe Trohman were playing in different keys, and they had to abort the song after 30 seconds.