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My Chemical Romance at House of Blues: Still Waiting for The Black Parade

Posted by    |    May 25th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

I’m certain that Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge didn’t leave my Toyota Highlander’s 6-CD changer for the entirety of my sophomore year of high school. This was probably before I owned an iPod, or had a subscription to Rolling Stone; but I knew my Converse sneakers, inked with sharpie-drawn checkerboard patterns, reflected the type of music found on the 2004 album that drove around with me every place frequented by sixteen year-olds on Wednesday afternoons. (Like, student government meetings.)

This past weekend, My Chemical Romance invaded Dallas for two full days, parading in alternative garb across the House of Blues main stage for back-to-back nights of danger and darkness. Frontman Gerard Way sounded brilliant (save for retreating to his lower register during “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)”), but lacked a certain deranged energy that I imagine usually pairs with MCR shows. As I was present for night two of the Dallas excursion, Way may have exhausted his adrenaline during Saturday’s show. I guess I expected to see the whites of his eyes a little more. (more…)