Win Fall Out Boy at the Forum Tickets
Before we admit to liking Fall Out Boy, we just want to say that the easiest thing in the world to like are the cool things - Sonic Youth, Geto Boys, Iggy, Gwar, The Beasties. But to learn to appreciate something for what it is, and not for the pimply teens who also like it, takes a cultured and courageous critic. Not to mention an honest one.
On paper you should have no problems with this band. There's a fat guy singing, a non-white guy in makeup smiling on bass, and a guitarist and a drummer completely spazzing out. For no reason what so ever they'll spin around in a way we haven't even see children do while playing air guitar. You might call it gay, we call it adorable. And we drink each time they do it, so there's that.
Yes it's pop music, but it's more rock than pop, so where's your gripe? And it's certainly not sticky sweet. Ever. True we have no idea what the guy with the sideburns is singing about but the songs are catchy as hell and there's no bullshit happening in the song other than the guys spinning around, which we have established is acceptable, if not admirable seeing as we haven't had that much energy probably ever.
Then you got the heartthrob guy Pete Wentz. Pete's the one with the makeup and the rumors and the bottomless photos of himself leaked to the interwebs. He's also the one with the clothing line and the imprint record label and the screaming girls after him. Your rockstars should wear makeup, show their wares, make money being creative, and get the girls. So you cant hate him for that. Nor can you hate the fat singer or the spazzes, so again, we shouldn't read any crap in the comments about this band or this contest.
Plus the Academy Is... will be playing, as well as Tucker Max's boy, Paul Wall, so pop in your grillz and stop hatin. Oh and +44 and Cobra Starship will also be there. It's like a modern day minipalooza of teenage lust.
We will give a pair of tickets to the May 2 stop of the Honda Civic Tour featuring Fall Out Boy at the Forum to a random reader who leaves a comment in this post about why they love Fall Out Boy. Deadline is Friday at 4:20pm, so when you leave your comment please put in your real email address where you will be available at 4:30pm on Friday. We will announce the winner at 6pm.