More Than We Bargained For

By Lizz Kannenberg in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 12, 2007 2:49PM

2007_06_FOBpete.gifChicagoist is spent after last night's gossip-tastic evening at Schubas. Probably our favorite teensy venue in Chicago, the 175-capacity music room hosted the Spin/Diesel “after party” for Fall Out Boy’s three shows at the Charter One Pavilion this weekend.

We've been to a few of these major-music-media plus hot-hot-clothing-company-type events in our day, so we expected to wait way too long in a hot, packed room only to see a truncated acoustic set. The four-song offering was more or less par for the course (save for a sort-of-awesome cover of “Beat It”), but the band’s exit through the side door after wrapping up with “Sugar, We’re Going Down” was anything but standard.

2007_06_FOBblood.gifFrom what we could see, Pete decided to have a “word” with a heckler who teased him about his relationship with Ashlee Simpson on his way out, and the shit (and a well-aimed beer bottle) then promptly hit the "fan." It wasn’t immediately clear what Wentz down, but we caught a glimpse of Pete on the floor with the other dude on top of him. To the venue’s credit, they hustled us out of there and were ready and waiting when the cops arrived. Needless to say, the band made a hasty exit (what do they need acoustic instruments for, anyway?), and the long night of trying to stay awake suddenly turned into 2:45 a.m. blogging.

As most Pete followers know, this isn’t the first time our conquering hero’s been unable to keep his temper in check while partying in his hometown. Here’s hoping that when Fall Out Boy returns this fall, Pete’s a little less sensitive about his love life.