Author: Maura Gillan
The Pilots passed through Omaha this past Wednesday night and left us eagerly awaiting their return. They played a concert at the CenturyLink Center that rattled the rafters and honestly brought the house down. I had the privilege of attending the event with my housemates, all dedicated Pilots fans, and had the time of my life jamming out to their songs. I’ll tell you a little bit of what happened, but I don’t want to ruin the surprise for anyone who might be attending one of their concerts in the future. In no particular order, here are the highlights:
- Judah and the Lion was the first opener of two, and sang about getting old and making so much money you feel empty inside. The songs made me feel like dancing.
- Jon Bellion was next to take the stage and killed it with his most popular song, “All Time Low” and latest song, “Guillotine”.
- Next was Tyler and Josh. They were pretty cool.
- Josh played the drums while Tyler played the ukulele and told us about how his flower kimono and black T-shirt ensemble used to be his dad’s least favorite outfit but is now his favorite outfit.
- Both boys smiled a lot.
- Josh battled himself on the drums. He won.
- The openers were brought out for an encore performance of “Where is the Love” by The Black Eyed Peas.
- Tyler climbed a ladder and stood elevated in the middle of the room for a while.
- Confetti cannons.
The Pilots graciously thanked us repeatedly for attending their concert. They made it a point to mention that if we hadn’t been there in that room with them, all their singing and drumming would have looked pretty silly. And they were right, all concerts probably look pretty silly from the outside. But no one on the inside cares. I genuinely look forward to the next time the 21 Pilots pass through Nebraska, until then, I’ll be blaring “The Judge” through my radio speakers.