Go-Go Coney Island!
Getting caught in a summer rain walking last night reminded me of an amazing performance which I was presented with one week ago this moment.
So.. what do you get when you have five ladies from the '80s who know how to "Rock and Roll All Night"?
Yes, you are right:
Yes, you are right:
We were sitting in a half empty outdoor venue. Wearing a poncho it was as if someone threw us devoted fans into a swimming pool fully clothed. The rain went on for hours but the diligent stage crew wanted to make sure that safety was in place and to rest assure the restless fans that there would be a show. The first one of the group to make a stage appearance was the Go-Go's lead singer Belinda. Later on as the rains subsided, Jane and Charlotte came out to greet some of the fans seated in the front row and sign autographs as the stage was being prepped and prayers were flying that the rains would finally stop.
What was a plastic covered stage, eventually turned into a bright shining stage for five of the world's most renown and best female musicians to exist. They had the crowd going with the opening "Vacation" and mixed the repetoire a bit with works from Belinda's solo career ("Mad About You" - "Gogos Style") It would've been all too ironic if they had performed her single, "Summer Rain."
A spice to the show was a surprise rendition of K.I.S.S.'s "Rock And Roll All Night" Go-Go's style. And of course, they asked for the audience's preference between that song and "We Got The Beat." And of course, audience participation was not passed up by all means.
|TRIVIA: which one has an August birthday?|
|Gina wanted to go for a ride|
The chemistry between all members was magic, especially for myself, as this was the first time seeing them perform live since their reunion. The best part of it was the crowd felt it.
How do I know?
Audience sitting around me who were there to see the following Tom-Tom Club show mentioned in passing that they were "now going to put a Go-Gos playlist on their Spotify."
A job well done.