August 23rd, 2008


Together in Electric Dreams

On Thursday, bethje and I went to Trenton to see the Regeneration Tour, which was a bunch of eighties band playing together. The acts were Naked Eyes, A Flock of Seagulls, ABC, Belinda Carlisle, and the Human League. I really could have done without the first three, though. I like Naked Eyes' version of "Always Something There to Remind Me," but not enough to have wanted to see them live. We went to see the Human League, as Beth is a fan, but Belinda was also pretty good, and quite energetic for a fifty-year-old woman. Also, she introduced "Circle in the Sand" as a song that you hear in grocery stores and elevators, which was amusing. The Human League had a fancier setup than the other bands, including videos playing behind them. During one of their songs (I forget which one), they showed a video of politicians' faces morphing into each other. Based on the crowd's reactions, I got the impression that there were a lot of Democrats attending that night. Lead singer Phil Oakey paced around the stage a lot, and the two female members appeared in a few different outfits. I have to give props to the short, shiny dresses that they wore during a few songs.

Incidentally, the woman who introduced the concert (I believe she was from a local radio station) said something about the eighties being a time when you didn't have a care in the world. Yeah, remember those carefree days of the Cold War and cutthroat business practices? Why can't things be like that now?

I got lost getting out of Trenton. Not seriously lost, but I did get rather close to the bridge to Pennsylvania, which definitely would have taken us out of the way. Fortunately, we made it back home without leaving the state.

And speaking of concerts, here's a somewhat relevant survey that I got from slfcllednowhere:

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