30 Seconds to Mars thrilled the Patriot center with their performance last Wednesday. Photo By Peter Flint

An elaborate stage set up alone — complete with eight flags, two skeletons, two TV screens and a giant white curtain —would make a 30 Seconds to Mars show memorable, but the band was willing to go beyond just putting on a good show
Frontman Jared Leto was sure to make the 30 Seconds show at the Patriot Center Wednesday evening something fans and spectators wouldn’t forget.
“We’re finally home,” exclaimed Leto, who grew up in the area. “This is a special show.”
Special doesn’t even begin to describe the performance 30 Seconds gave; mind-blowing might be closer. Playing a mixture of old and new songs, 30 Seconds didn’t simply play a show — they made the show unforgettable.
“There [are] an awful lot of people sitting on their fat asses back there,” Leto addressed fans still sitting in the stands. “This is a 30 Seconds to Mars show!”
Spectators who paid extra to be on the floor closer to the band may have been irritated when Leto opened the floor to all fans, instructing security to step aside. However, frustations were cast aside as the lights dimmed and the band played again. The crowd peacefully lost control while Leto instructed everyone to “go fucking crazy.”
As if giant red balloons, a fallen white curtain and dousing the crowd in confetti weren’t enough, Leto climbed into the crowd while performing “The Kill” off their 2005 album “A Beautiful Lie.” Scaling rows of seats in the Patriot Center, Leto found himself surrounded by the ecstatic fans in section 130. Without missing a beat, Leto made his way to the floor where hundreds of fans were gathered, then took off to hang out with the fans in section 116.
By the time the band was concluding the show with “Kings and Queens,” over 50 fans had been called on stage.
30 Seconds to Mars created a memory. Whether you like the band or not, the show was worthwhile, and comical at times. Leto was a show in himself, instructing the crowd to chant, cheer, mosh and, of course, “bounce around pogo-style like its 1979.”