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[–]jrobski96 47 points48 points  (6 children)

Idc if ppl don’t like it. It makes me feel like I’m with hundreds of my closest friends.

[–]tropicmorningin a lemonworld 24 points25 points  (3 children)

I’ll never forget the first show I went to. It was so unexpected and I didn’t understand what was going on. I had never experienced a sense of community like that at a show before, and I realized how special this band is.

[–]tomsprigs 4 points5 points  (0 children)

i felt the same way the first time i saw this and they did this! was pretty sad they didn’t play this the first night at the greek

[–]Alternative_Belt_389 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Same at my first show! So powerful

[–]theprideofvillanuevahad my head in the oven so you'd know where I'll be 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same. Long, long ago. Changed my whole trajectory. I went from being a casual to a die hard in 4 minutes.

[–]Aquarian_Girl 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I was at a show in 2019, and I'd heard they weren't really closing with this anymore. They played Light Years, and I figured that was the final song, so started heading toward the exits near the end of it (I know I'm in the minority, but Light Years is not among my favorites of theirs).

I was near the exit when they started playing Vanderlyle. I was standing there with maybe 4 other people (strangers), and we were all singing, our own little chorus separate from the crowd, and it felt sort of magical. It's one of my more memorable concert moments (wish I'd recorded it, but maybe that would have taken away from it).

[–]jrobski96 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Love this

[–]BlankSlate400My Head is a Buzzing Three Star Hotel 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I feel like it’s such a gift when they close with it at a show I attend and so disappointed when they don’t!

[–]welshwordman 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Was there. It was my first show of theirs. Fucking rocked my socks off.

[–]broadrippleburnedcareful fear / dead devotion 3 points4 points  (0 children)

this was the highlight of the show, honestly. it was my first time seeing them live and hearing the crowd sing along was surreal.

[–]Razzle_Dazzle08Run like we’re awesome. 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No there isn’t. It’s perfect.

[–]gashandler 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My first show they closed with it and it was magical

[–]iced_americano_12 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That was absolute magic. That show was one of the best I've ever attended.

[–]dressinbrass 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nothing like a communal experience of 10000 people singing “I’ll explain it all to the geeks” then screaming because in the main, that’s what we all are.

[–]SugarMouseOnReddit[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

There is something truly magical about this strange song. I think it’s the melody. And the lyric. And the sentiment. A combination of bittersweet nostalgia and hope mixed with acceptance. It’s so powerful.

[–]Aquarian_Girl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's a great way to describe it! It's also in a range that most people can sing, so I think that helps.

[–]Alternative_Belt_389 3 points4 points  (0 children)

So glad they're closing out with it again!

[–]Wonderful_Slide7118 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tweezer Reprise?

[–]Skaterpunk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seen them live maybe 7 or 8 times and half of those times they ended it with this. And those have been some of my favourite moments. Love singing along with everyone