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Patrick Stump at Martini Ranch, 8-30-11
By Wayne Schutsky
During all of the times I had seen Patrick Stump perform with Fall Out Boy, he never looked quite as comfortable, confident or happy as he did last night during his solo set at Martini Ranch.
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