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|Six '80s Bands in Search of a Headliner|
Attended the so-called "Retro Futura" tour last night at The Borgota in Atlantic City, which consisted of 6 bands who'd usually be considered supporting acts. Actually, it was a very fun night.
|5||Katrina and the Waves|
Katrina and the Waves 1
Highlight: "Walking on Sunshine"
Actually, this was Katrina sans The Waves. She turned out to be more of a country girl than I expected. Definitely didn't suck to hear her perform "Walking on Sunshine" live.
The Secret of Association
Highlight: "Every Time You Go Away"
For an all old dude, he spent a good part of his 3-song set sexing up the '80s girls in the front row. I like to believe that by the time The English Beat went on, he and Katrina were upstairs in his room making frenzied love.
After the Snow
Highlight: "I Melt With You"
"I Melt With You" was the second highlight of the night. I liked them enough to pick up a copy of their new album.
|2||Men Without Hats|
Rhythm of Youth
Highlights: "The Safety Dance", "Pop Goes the World"
This is the main reason I got the ticket. If you like '80s music, why wouldn't you want to see these guys do "The Safety Dance"? It was the highlight of the night.
Highlights: "What Is Love?", "New Song"
Jones was the only one given a full set. And actually, he turned out to be a worthy headliner after all.
|I'd seen Howard Jones a couple of times before, and I saw The English Beat last year opening for Squeeze.|
|English Beat! I'm jealous.. and I melt with you is a quintessential 80's song in a great way..|
|Modern English and Katrina and the Waves? Sounds like quite the night|
|A lot of middle-aged and older people turned very young last night.|
|I need to check that first Katrina album again, it's been forever and a half|