Photo by Jonathan Arevalo
The Dillinger Escape Plan‘s live show is synonymous with chaos, and that’s exactly what they brought to New York City last night. As the lights dimmed for their set, the chants of Dillinger filled Webster Hall, but none of us were ready for what was about to happen. Greg Puciato grabbed the microphone, and simply stated “Remember this” to the crowd, and as ‘Limerent Death’ began, the band went on to perform one of their greatest shows ever. The set list consisted of all of their classics, with new material mixed in, and fans sang along to every word as if their life depended on it all night long. Whether they were on the floor or on stage, the passion of the crowd was something to behold. This was not a night for barricades. This was a night for the fans to come together and celebrate one of the most important bands of our generation, and they proved, once again, why they will go down as one of the greatest live acts ever. From the numerous stage dives into the crowd, to the fans compiling on the stage, to Greg jumping from the second story balcony, to Ben playing on top of shoulders, this set had it all. I’ve seen them twelve times over the past decade, but there was something extra special about last night’s gig. I may not fully comprehend it for years to come, but what I do understand is that The Dillinger Escape Plan‘s complete disregard for their personal safety, while flawlessly performing each and every song, is something we’ve never seen before, and we will most likely never see again. There is no genre for this band. They are The Dillinger Escape Plan, and they rule the world.
Check out fan footage of just “some” of the highlights of last night’s set below!
Set list: Limerent Death, Panasonic Youth, Symptom of Terminal Illness, Farewell, Mona Lisa, When I Lost My Bet, Sugar Coated Sour, Black Bubblegum, Surrogate, Hero of the Soviet Union, Milk Lizard, One of Us Is the Killer, Nothing to Forget, Room Full of Eyes, Prancer, Mouth of Ghosts, Sunshine the Werewolf, 43% Burnt