My Chemical Romance at Voodoo Fest 10/28/11 (Photos & Review)

Gerard Way
Mikey Way
Ray Toro
Frank Iero

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The Voodoo Experience was the last stop on My Chemical Romance’s 2011 US tour. Their hour long set was a dazzling array of their greatest hits. MCR are experts at being able to command a large stage. In fact, the bigger the stage, the harder they rock. In celebration of Voodoo and Halloween, the band wore medieval costumes that worked well with the red, orange, and yellow lighting. Gerard rightfully fished for positive feedback from the crowd by asking, “Did any other band dress up for you other than the same ‘ol rock ‘n roll shit?” Die-hard MCR fans also noticed that frontman Gerard Way had recently changed his hair color from shocking red to a valiant black color. Closer towards the end of the show, Gerard Way demanded that the stage lights be cut and that the band come in for a huddle. We’ll never know what was discussed, but their energy level increased even more. Gerard had an extra amount of swagger that night as he seductively belted out the “Uh UhUh UhUh” lyrics to the song “Destroyer.” During different moments of the show, Gerard flirtatiously licked his fingers, blew a kiss out into the crowd, and thrashed on the floor. Perhaps spending the summer touring with the boisterous guys of Blink 182 has inspired Gerard to ham it up even more than usual. MCR put on an enthusiastic show at Voodoo and sounded better than ever.
SETLIST
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)
Give ‘Em Hell, Kid
Planetary (GO!)
The Kids From Yesterday
Famous Last Words
Teenagers
I’m Not Okay (I Promise)
Our Lady of Sorrows
Mama
The Only Hope for Me Is You
Helena
DESTROYA
S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W
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