A crowd largely consisting of young adults gathered for a third day on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at a punk rock music festival called Bamboozle at the Meadowlands in Rutherford, NJ.
The crowd was energized and signing along to the bands that performed on various stages throughout the day.Once Bret Michaels hit the stage people came running over from all directions.The popular VH1 Bret Michaels who is formally a member of the band Poison was putting smiles on the faces in the crowd.By the time the headlining band Panic at the Disco hit the main stage the crowds cleared out a lot leaving the hardcore fans to dance and sing along with the band.
Panic at the Disco gave what I thought was the best performance I have seen from them based on two concerts I have attended prior. The band was feeling the crowd, working off of them, showing they were beyond happy and honored to perform on stage at Bamboozle. As it has been about 2 years between their albums their newer songs reflected their maturity and life growth that has occurred within the gap. They played songs from their new album while performing some of their best material from their first album including “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”, “Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Do Without Taking Off Her Clothes”, “Time to Dance” and “The Only Difference Between Martyrdom And Suicide Is Press Coverage.”
Three or four teenager boys even got kicked out during the performance for taking flagpoles from the festival and matching through the crowd to the front by the stage. Never a dull moment at Bamboozle, if this festival occurred than once a year who knows what would happen?
Check out our photos from the show