Paramore Bring The Heat At Wild NYC Show

The trio warmed up the chilling MSG crowd with a feisty 21-song set on Wednesday.

NEW YORK CITY — It would have been hard to miss the growing line of concertgoers lining up on the corner of West 33rd Street in the city on Wednesday. The brisk 29-degree weather meant nothing to the fans who, as early as 7 p.m. the day before, began standing, huddling and curling up in blankets to prepare for the night. Paramore’s Self-Titled Tour finally hit New York City.

After opening acts Hellogoodbye and Metric warmed up the packed house, the bass drum kicked in, the curtain dropped, and standing in front of their recently established “3 bars” band insignia were the silhouettes of singer Hayley Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis and guitarist Taylor York. They kicked off the night with “Grow Up,” a song off their latest album, and Williams sported a leather jacket with the same words spray painted on its back.

Playing the Garden is something the band has been dreaming of since their very first show in New York City back in August 2005 at the Continental, the singer told the crowd, and after a turbulent last couple of years, she admits there was a time in which they didn’t think they would ever make that dream a reality.

While we would love to relive every single moment of last night — like the sea of lights during “The Only Exception,” Hayley’s impeccable vocals, and the Taylor/Jeremy “Pressure” flip — we’ll have to settle for presenting the top three moments.

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