Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 | 2:30 p.m.
Just three days after releasing their new album “Too Weird to Live, Too Weird to Die,” hometown band Panic! At the Disco took the stage at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday night.
Lead singer Brendon Urie, sporting leather skinny jeans and a gray-and-black suit, opened the evening with popular song “Time to Dance.” His band mates also were wearing black attire, which matched the four black chrome mannequins that stood onstage.
Fans sang along with old favorites such as “The Ballad of Mona Lisa” and new hits like “This Is Gospel.” Urie explained that his new album was “exactly who I am and who I strive to be.”
The setlist included “The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage,” “Let’s Kill Tonight,” “Camisado,” “Hurricane,” “New Perspective,” “Ready to Go,” “Lying Is The Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off” and more.
During “Miss Jackson,” as the crowd was singing along, the band froze during the middle of the song and stopped playing. A few seconds later, Urie did a back flip off the drum platform and continued singing. The audience cheered in appreciation as the performers smiled back at the near-capacity crowd.
Before singing the second-to-last song, “Vegas Lights,” Urie explained that he wrote it about his hometown. He said, “Unless you grew up here, you will never fully understand how f*cking great it is.”
Panic! At The Disco finished the hourlong set with the 2005 hit “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies.” Thanks to Al Powers of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.