When Ross walks into a strip-mall Port of Subs with drummer Spencer Smith and singer Brendon Urie, both 19, the shop is empty except for two cold-cut slingers, neither of whom recognizes the three local celebrities clamoring to upgrade to combo meals when they hear that ROLLING STONE is picking up the tab.
A few bites into his sandwich — "the Pilgrim," with turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing — Ross rubs his jaw and notes that his wisdom teeth are coming in.
Panic want to make their first concert nothing less than mind-blowing.
On Panic's fall tour, their production was so elaborate and expensive that their manager says the only money they made off the gigs came from T-shirt sales.
The idea, says Ross, was to put on a show, not a concert.
And though they don't always love playing the same eleven songs, they say they're obsessed with sitting around together and coming up with progressively more eccentric ideas for their performances."I remember Spencer saying, ' Mom, maybe we can get live animals and lions and have a carousel onstage,'" says the drummer's mother, Ginger, a medical secretary.
At The Disco have had a tumultuous history when it comes to member changes.
at the Disco would blow up so big they would threaten to eclipse his band. Major labels could start telling bands, ' Put on paisley suits and make your show a circus' — but it wouldn't work.
YAN ROSS BOUGHT HIS C55 MERCEDES three months ago, but it's been parked in his Las Vegas garage ever since. at the Disco guitarist climbs behind the wheel, cues up Tom Waits' new collection and starts pushing buttons on the navigation system, he's still not sure how it all works.