by Emily Meenan
On Sunday night, the Susquehanna Bank Center rocked and rolled to Thirty Seconds to Mars along with thousands of fans. New Politics opened up the stage with tons of energy. All the way from Copenhagen, Denmark, the band captured the attention of everyone in the crowd, young and old. Singer David Boyd showed off an impressive vocal range and an almost more impressive set of acrobatic dance moves. Between handstands and moonwalking, Boyd jumped into the pit and was held up, all while belting it out like a pro.They playfully ended their set with their newest single, “Yeah Yeah Yeah,” and left the crowd impressed and amped up for what was to come.
After taking a little longer than expected, Leto and the crew made their way to the stage. After opening up with “Kings and Queens,” young and old fans screamed and fangirled as the band introduced themselves. The screaming fans were a constant throughout the night, but really, who can keep themselves calm when Jared Leto is swinging his hair around and displaying his beautiful voice? Female fans went even crazier when Leto apologized for the band’s tardiness, explaining that he had been busy doing an interview with James Franco.
After a balloon-filled party pit of fun for the first half of the set, Leto took some acoustic requests and played them solo. “From Yesterday” was followed by “Hurricane,” and finally- “The Kill,” a crowd pleasing favorite. The acoustic jam-sesh came to an end, and the band reconvened for “Closer to the Edge.”
After leaving they were, of course, called onto the stage for an encore. Not only did they perform “Up in the Air” with tons of raging energy, but they brought some excited fans onto the stage to rock out with them before the show came to an end. They later met up with some shocked and lucky fans at the merch table to sign copies of their newest album, LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS.
Not only did Thirty Seconds to Mars rock Camden and blow the minds of their adoring fans, but they took the time to thank and appreciate them- and if that doesn’t constitute a good show, what does?