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Five thoughts on Panic! At the Disco’s October 11 show at Boulevard Pool

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Panic! At the Disco returned home for a Las Vegas show at the Boulevard Pool Friday night.
Chris Bitonti

1. The Vegas-born band has ditched any semblance of its early vaudevillian emo-inspired garb for a full glam makeover, complete with leather pants and neon-light-up drum kit.

Panic! at the Disco @ Cosmopolitan

2. Brendon Urie, the touring band’s sole original member, carries that weight with ease, even powering through a flu to give a spirited performance. Perhaps most impressively, he pulls a successful mooning of the Cosmo’s jumbotron.

3. New tracks off the band’s Vegas-inspired fourth album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, are far more electronic than anything the band has produced. In concert, the sonic fusion of recorded tracks and live instrumentation is hit or miss, but first single “Miss Jackson” is already a fan favorite, with the packed deck singing along to every word.

4. Conspicuously absent: Pretty. Odd. Only one song from Panic’s second album is featured, compared with six from debut A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out.

5. Omitting an opening band and an encore, the evening is fun but brief, clocking in at just one hour.

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