What does teen spirit smell like? Well, it has many scents—some pleasant, others not so much.
On a rainy Wednesday night in New York City, scores of damp youngsters piled into Terminal 5 to see punk group Paramore as they celebrated the 15th anniversary of their record label Fueled By Ramen.
In a black sleeveless shirt and pants patching her blazing red hair, lead singer Hayley Williams so sweetly raged the night away. Songs like “That’s What You Get,” “Ignorance,” and an encore of “Misery Business“– where Williams brought up a dirty-blond Pennsylvanian fan to scream the “Oh, it was never my intention to brag” hook– drove the crowd wild.
Mix loud live Paramore tunes with adolescent energy and you get an odor that smells something like a herd of steamy, wet German shepherd puppies.
One cut that particularly made them bark and their shaggy heads bop was a new song they performed. Williams cautiously introduced it.
“This next song, we have never, ever, ever played before. And sometimes this happens and it goes wrong,” she began after changing into a leopard tank top. “I just need you guys to have fun anyways. We’ll be putting this song online for you guys to have as soon as we can, as soon as possible. We’re working on it. It’s called ‘Renegade.’”
Watch them perform it after the jump:
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