If you’re used to partying like it’s 1999, fast forward a bit to 2005 or so for Amazon’s annual post-holiday party this week. The event on Friday will feature music from one-time pop-punk-emo mainstays Fall Out Boy.
Amazon traditionally celebrates the holiday weeks after its employees have helped supply presents to the entire planet. This year’s event will be held at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle, as in the past. Blue-badgers (a.k.a. Amazon employees) can bring one guest (18 or over) and light appetizers and drinks will be provided.
Fall Out Boy had breakthrough success in the mid-2000s with the release of “From Under the Cork Tree,” which produced the hit singles “Sugar, “We’re Goin Down” and “Dance, Dance.” The band’s most recent album, “American Beauty/American Psycho” was released last January. In a nod to everything old being new again, Fall Out Boy’s new video for “Irresistible,” featuring Demi Lovato, is a take on the 2009 ‘N Sync video for “It’s Gonna Be Me.”
Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz has always been the celebrity face of the band, thanks in large part to his marriage to Ashlee Simpson. The two were married for a couple years and had a son named Bronx together before divorcing in 2011.
Thousands of people typically attend the Amazon party, where previous acts have included Weezer, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, The Head and the Heart, and Vampire Weekend. Big Data is billed as Fall Out Boy’s special guest this year. Are they any good, Pete?