August 26, 2012

Getting My 80′s Fix

I have some fond memories of my childhood.  When it comes to music, as a child of the 80′s, I primarily recall two things: power ballads and big hair.  And maybe leather pants. :-)  Ah, those were the days… MTV was cool (and actually played music videos).  Groups like Journey, Night Ranger, Def Leppard, and Dire Straits filled the airwaves.  You could still buy LPs at the local record store.  Did I mention those were the days? ;-)

Well, last night I got to relive a bit of my youth.  I went to see Journey in concert!  And they did not disappoint!  Journey has always been one of my favorite groups of that era.  With hits like Any Way You Want It, Don’t Stop Believin’, Who’s Crying Now, Faithfully, and Be Good To Yourself, who can blame me?  Right people?!?  Now, I will admit, before I got to the venue last night, I was wondering how big the crowd would be, and what the demographic would be.  I fully expected it would mostly be an older crowd, out to relive a bit of their youth (not that I’m admitting to being old, mind you).  So when I got there, I was not surprised that the place was packed, but I was a bit surprised at how mixed the crowd was.  Yes, there were the older folks (yes, older than me, you wise guy), and they were having way too much fun.  But there were also a lot of younger people there, and they were having a blast too.  Everyone got into the show, and everyone sang along.  I guess I really shouldn’t be surprised.  Some things are timeless…like Journey, and the 80′s.  And leather pants.  Well, maybe not leather pants…  :-)