LIVE: Paramore

09/11/2010

Paramore played at Nottingham Arena and Peter Dean was there to check it out.


 Hayley Williams from Paramore live in Nottingham - Photo by Dom Henry (c)

 Hayley Williams from Paramore live at the Trent FM Arena - Photo by Dom Henry

Before Paramore came out to wow the crowd with their poppy emo tunes, the support act B.O.B had something a bit different to offer. This probably isn't the best thing to admit to but before the gig I wasn’t really sure who B.O.B was, however it all came clear when he played the song Magic. Then the hits just kept coming like no-ones business, playing Nothin On You and then a cover of MGMT's hit Kids. Bobby kept his best to last and Hayley Williams from Paramore came out to sing on the song Airplanes, which the crowd went absolutely crazy for and I think my ears burst at one point due all of the screaming.

Jeremy Davis from Paramore live in Nottingham - Photo by Dom Henry (c)

 Jeremy Davis from Paramore live at the Trent FM Arena - Photo by Dom Henry

Curtains were hiding the band and stage from the audience, and then all of a sudden the band appears and they kick in to Ignorance, with the crowd flinging themselves left right and centre. Paramore played songs from all three of their albums, which clearly pleased the hardcore fans in attendence who wanted to hear the older songs.

 Hayley Williams from Paramore live in Nottingham - Photo by Dom Henry (c)

 Hayley Williams from Paramore live at the Trent FM Arena - Photo by Dom Henry

After some really bouncy and energetic songs in the shape of Emergency and That's What You Get, most of the band left the stage whilst the guitarist Josh and Hayley stayed on. They did an acoustic track - You're Not Woman Enough to Steal My Man. It was was a welcome break from the heavy onslaught of guitars; a pleasant slow country song that they dedicated to their home state of Tennessee. The lights then came back on to reveal an acoustic set up including a couch for the band to sit on; which shows that they can still be relaxed and are comfortable playing in front of such a large crowd.

After diving back in to their set Paramore were set for the finale of the gig. Hayley took the role of a pantomime actress and got two hysterical audience members up to be a guitarist and a singer for the chart-bothering Misery Business. It may have been a tiny bit cheesy, but the crowd loved it and those two young fans will treasure that memory.  The two girls who went up on stage actually did a good job - I bet Hayley was shaking in her boots.

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Paramore played at Nottingham Arena on Monday 8 November 2010.

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