When twenty-one pilots announced their US tour, I was excited. I like several of their songs on Alt Nation and thought they would be fun to watch. I saw them at USB Stadium in Elmont.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Tyler Joseph is the main singer and Josh Dun is the drummer. The duo has produced popular songs like Stressed Out, Ride, and Heathens.
twenty-one pilots Concert
We had floor tickets which were standing room only. In the back, there was plenty of room for dancing. In the front, there was a mosh pit with young girls holding alien dolls, called the Ned Doll. The doll represents Tyler’s creativity.
Tyler engaged the audience by going into the audience and singing, running up and down the aisles, and playing in the middle of the floor. He was all over the place and the crowd followed him.
Both Tyler and Josh are excellent musicians. They use different styles of music including rap, pop, emo, and funk. Tyler plays piano, guitar, ukulele, and bass guitar.
The audience was in tune with the musicians. Every time Tyler would run somewhere, the audience followed.
At one point, after Tyler played in the center of the floor, he climbed back on stage and said he forgot his ukulele. “Can you bring it up here, carefully,” he said. And with that, a mattress with the ukulele was carried by the crowd via surfing to the stage.
Then later on in the show, Tyler was also carried via surfing on a mattress to the stage.
The light show was incredible. The visuals were in sync with the music. Each song had a different set and it made you feel like the ticket price of $125 was well worth it.
twenty-one pilots definitely know how to put on a show.
Here was the setlist:
B Stage (in the center of the floor)
- Campfire Acoustic
A Stage (main stage)
What did I think?
I loved the show. I found it captured my attention for the two hours with Tyler’s engagement and showmanship. I also danced to most of the songs and had an awesome time. I would highly recommend this concert to anyone who wants something different and to have a great time.