Panic At The Disco at Portsmouth Pyramids

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Chants of ‘Panic, Panic’ filled the Portsmouth Pyramids as the sold out crowd waited in anticipation for the arrival of American alternative rockers, Panic At The Disco. And, as they took to the stage, the place erupted with a chorus of deafening screams.

Things didn’t get off to a good start when a microphone fault left us unable to hear the first half of the opening song, but the boys quickly got things back on track and went on to put on an incredible live show.

The atmosphere inside the Pyramids was intoxicating, everyone seemed to be lost in the music.

Tracks such as The Ballad Of Mona Lisa and Nine In The Afternoon really sent the mascara-clad crowd wild as they jumped, sang and clapped along to the infectious songs.

An unexpected yet brilliant cover of The Smiths How Soon Is Now, which was for me the highlight of the night, was closely followed by their final track; I Write Sins Not Tragedies. PATD returned to the stage amid a torrent of eardrum-bursting screams, with a cover of Kansas’ Carry On My Wayward Son, before bringing an end to an enjoyable night with Nearly Witches.

NICK COLLINS