Panic At The Disco were promoting their newest album Pretty. Odd. They were headlining the Honda Civic Tour. All the lights went out, but no one in the audience left just yet. After a good three minutes in darkness, the stage was alit again and the crowd screamed.
Uh, hi again! Brendon Urie waved. He was alone onstage with only an acoustic electric guitar. Yeah, just thought I would play the acoustic version of Time to Dance, but the only problem is that I need a piano to play the acoustic version. So, why do you guys be my piano?
The crowd screamed in delight. A female from offstage could be seen smiling.
Cool. The tune goes like this. He whistled the piano part for Time to Dance and the rest of the crowd followed suit. The female from offstage was constantly impressed by the way that Brendon could manipulate crowds like that.
Brendon smiled and started playing his guitar.
Well shes not bleeding on the ballroom floor
Just for the attention
Cause thats just ridiculously wrong.
Well she sure is gonna get it
The female watched as the entire crowd sang along with him. She looked down at her shoes, both impressed and embarrassed by how these people adored this man just as much as she did.
By the end of the song, the crowd was screaming for more.
Boy will be boys covered in estrogen
Brendon laughed. Sorry guys. Thats it.
The female listened as some teenage girls started yelling happy birthday to Brendon. He waved up at them, smiling, as he walked offstage. He made it to backstage when he finally noticed the female.
Oh, I didnt see you there.
Most people dont, she smiled. I missed you.
I missed you, too. Brendon leaned forward and gave this mysterious girl a kiss. I thought you were on tour with your dad.
We were here in San Francisco a couple days ago. I knew you were gonna play here, so Im gonna catch up with my dear old dad on the May 9th concert.
Thats the one with Taking Back Sunday, right?
Well, Im glad you stayed behind, then.
She smiled sweetly at him, and he returned the favor. You never cease to amaze me, ya know.
Same with you! Brendon exclaimed. I never thought youd actually get to see me live.
Am I the reason you got singing lessons and poured over your song lyrics every night? She smiled mischievously.
He smiled deviously. In any case, I am pretty good out there, huh?
You were great. She laughed. And I like your new album.
Really now? He was intrigued. How so?
Youve moved away from the whole Fall Out Boy Jr. thing. I swear, you sounded just like Patrick on your old CD. She smiled with nostalgia.
Patricks a great singer! Brendon defended.
Not live! She challenged him.
Brendon looked as if he was about to argue, but he stopped himself, knowing he could never win a fight against her. Youre right.
Just then, her cell phone rang. She pulled it out of her pocket and held a finger up to signal Brendon not to talk.
Yeah? Are you serious? Youre kidding right? No! Please? Come on! Ugh, fine! Bye. She closed the phone in frustration. I love you, too, Dad! she fumed sarcastically.
Brendon closed his lips to keep him from laughing.
What? she asked, a smile pulling at her mouth.
Its just the way you argue with your dad. Its like you two hate each other, but you are both so alike
She smiled sardonically. Thanks
She sighed. Well, I have to get on a plane to New Jersey, then I have to get to wherever good ol dad is. So, I probably cant get to your birthday tomorrow.
Brendon was genuinely disappointed. He was very hopeful that he would be able to get a chance to get to talk to this girl some more. Why not just stay? Disobey your dad.
Im glad hes my dad. He took me in, and he didnt have to. I dont have to obey him, but I want to.
Brendon laughed. No, you dont!
She, too, laughed. Youre right, I dont
but still, I really cant go
Petell let you in his bar. Ill make sure you dont drink anything, if thats what your dads worried about. Brendon would give up a lot of things for this girl, and if not drinking for his birthday was his price, he was willing to pay it.
I dont think thats the reason hes not letting me go. She bit her lip and smiled at him. God, he thought, why did she have to be so responsible?
Well, what then? He threw up his arms in frustration.
As if you dont know! she laughed. Maybe it was the fact that its a party with many, many drunk rock stars, who have songs about sex, intimacy, et cetera that worries him.
He should know that none of us would ever do that to you.
Yeah, but I still cant go
Im sorry. Brendon looked down, disappointed.
She pulled his head back toward her and kissed him for a long time. Happy birthday, Brendon, she smiled as their lips parted.
Brendon smiled at her. Thanks. Do you want me to drive you to the airport?
Thatd be nice. She looked down at her shoes, embarrassed once more.
Brendon opened the door to the passenger side. The girl scoffed.
Come on, Brendon. You know better than that.
Brendon chuckled. He closed the door and went to his own side of the car. When he closed his own door, the female got into the car.
Thank you. She looked content.
And as Brendon drove to the San Francisco Airport with one hand (the other was holding this girls hand), he thought about how Miss Micky Way had a way of making him smile.