Funniest Memes & Reactions to the News of Panic! At the Disco’s ‘Breakup’

Be kind to your elders today, folks. Today has been tough for nostalgic millennials who listen to pop punk and emo as a sick coping mechanism. That’s because Brendon Urie announced on Instagram that his band Panic! At the Disco would be no more. The statement reads as follows: 

“Well, it’s been a hell of a journey…

Growing up in Vegas I could’ve never imagined where this life would take me. So many places all over the world, and all the friends we’ve made along the way.

But sometimes a journey must end for a new one to begin. We’ve been trying to keep it to ourselves, though some of you may have heard.. Sarah and I are expecting a baby very soon! The prospect of being a father and getting to watch my wife become a mother is both humbling and exciting. I look forward to this next adventure.

That said, I am going to bring this chapter of my life to an end and put my focus and energy on my family, and with that Panic! At The Disco will be no more.

Thank you all for your immense support over the years. I’ve sat here trying to come up with the perfect way to say this and I truly can’t put into words how much it has meant to us. Whether you’ve been here since the beginning or are just finding us, it has been a pleasure to not only share the stage with so many talented people but also share our time with you. I am looking forward to seeing everyone in Europe and the UK for one last run together.

I love you. I appreciate you. Thank you for existing.”

While the news comes as a surprise and may be upsetting to some fans – especially considering the resurgence of old-school pop punk and emo bands like My Chemical Romance and Paramore  – we’ve been impressed by the volume of reactions that are dealing with the disbanding with a very healthy dose of humor. For those who are unaware, Panic! At the Disco started as a four-piece band back in 2008, but due to creative differences, Brendon Urie ended up being the sole surviving member. Many fans (and maybe haters) on Twitter are poking fun at the idea of a one-man band breaking up, and while some of those jokes are a bit repetitive, we’re here for them.