I recently went to the 30 Seconds to Mars concert, and I loved it so I wanted to write an article about it and share it:
A red flag is slowly lowered with the words "Provehito in altum" ("follow me into the deep") written on it. Are you at some cult? No, you're at a 30 Seconds to Mars concert at the Agora. The crowd roars, and one by one Tomo Milicevic, Shannon Leto, and Tim Kelleher enter the stage. The lead singer, Jared Leto, enters last, stone-faced as the crowd cheers. He walks around the stage with his war paint on in all-white clothing, for this concert was a White Night, and everyone was supposed to wear white.
Suddenly Milicevic starts playing the opening bars of "From Yesterday," and Leto thanks "his family" for coming and supporting 30 Seconds to Mars. The song starts slow, sounding like U2, then Leto's raw, emotional voice commences like he's spilling his soul to the audience.
Leto has a great range to his voice, and can go from screaming to a beautiful acoustic melody. Later, the lights go off, and the band bolts off the stage. The crowd continues to cheer wanting a encore. A few minutes later, after many loosing voices from cheering, a spotlight floods the silhouette of Leto with an acoustic guitar. He calls the crowd of people of all ages from thirteen-year-olds to forty-year-olds "his family" again, and plays the song "A Modern Myth," a desperate cry of goodbye.
The concert ends with the whole band reunited on-stage for "Attack," a heart-pounding, scream-your-lungs-out jam. Songs like "From Yesterday" may be chart toppers, but 30 Seconds to Mars still has a underground secret vibe to them that is magical live. -- Nicole Sivado, Brunswick