This might of been the the "last performance of the black parade forever", as Gerard Way puts it, but you can re-live it, again and again, thanks to this cd/dvd package.
The dvd includes two concerts. One in mexico city and the other in Hoboken, New Jersey. The one in mexico has the bigger arena feel that i really enjoyed and the new jersey one is a more intimate club experience.
The show in mexico city is pretty cool. they play the entire black parade album, which was a pleasent surprise since i was expecting just a couple black parade songs mixed in with old favorites. but they actually did all of the songs from that album, and thats actually what i wanted.
Now for those of you who are like "...well...i kinda like the old stuff better...why aint they gonna play the old..." dont worry. the dvd contains two concerts, remember? and the hobokan new jersey one mixes in a good amount of older songs from the Three Cheers days. And they perform it minus the make up, so they look like normal guys on the street doing a show in a local club.
The quality of the dvd is pretty good. From picture to sound quality, all good. Though i wonder how awesome it would of looked on a blu-ray disc or blu ray player. But for regular dvd, its pretty sharp i think.
There isnt really any special features on this dvd, which would of made this even better. Like maybe a documentary of the whole behind the scenes of the concert and time they had in mexico, and showing the fans and things. That would of been real cool. But they dont have anything like that really. You just get a good concert.
And speaking of which, for the mexico show, they pretty much performed all these songs quite decently. Some of the songs, like "Welcome To The Black Parade", work better on the studio album than they do in a live setting, but songs like "Cancer" are real good live songs becouse they really do the song justice. Also "Disenchanted" was real good as well.
Not that the other songs werent good, but the ones i mentioned just stood out to me as the best, in my opinion.
This concert puts on a good show for everyone watching. Gerard Way looks awesome and has a slight (though not huge) flair of Freddie Mercury, definatly isnt as passionate as Mercury on stage, ive never seen anyone with the same emotional power as that guy, but Gerard Way dabbles in a slightly similar aura, but it only hints at it. Gerard Way is very much Gerard Way...and thats who he should be. Himself, cuz he has his own uniqueness about himself that could bloom into something great in the future.
Anyways...this package also comes with a vd which is just the audio from the mexico concert, plus the hidden BLOOD track.
Is this at all worth buying? Yes. I actually got a good deal on this at best buy and snagged it for 15 bucks. My Chemical Romance do put on a good show, thats theatrical with Tim Burton's NightMareBeforeChristmas aesthetic and a little dash of Queen, yet it all comes together as My Chemical Romance, who have developed a style all their own here.
Again i must say that Gerard Way puts on a commendable show. He has some real potential. I hope his future work and concerts are more over the top and theatrical.