It honestly felt like I was reliving my childhood. I have a confession...I love 80's music...like LOVE it. Growing up, we lived a few doors down from the community swimming pool. I spent almost every day from open to close at the pool swimming, playing volleyball in the grass (dodging stickers), and hanging out with friends...with the radio blaring. For this reason, 80's music, NuGrape soda, and Paydays bring me right back to 10 years old at the 'Family Pool'.
The evening's lineup is below, along with a few of the more popular songs they performed.
US Poet Lauret
Boston - Foreplay/Long Time, Peace of Mind, More Than a Feeling
Lenny Clarke (comedian)
Extreme - More than Words
Steve Sweeney (comedian)
J Geils Band - Freeze Frame, Love Stinks
Steven Wright (comedian)
Jason Aldean - She's Country, Dirt Road Anthem
Dropkick Murphys - Shippin up to Boston
New Kids on the Block - Hangin' Tough, Step By Step, You Got It (The Right Stuff)
Bell Biv DeVoe - That Girl is Poison
Boys II Men - One Sweet Day
James Taylor - You've Got a Friend, How Sweet It Is
Carole King - So Far Away, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Jimmy Buffet - Margaritaville
Dane Cook (comedian)
Aerosmith - Dream On, Sweet Emotion (Remember when I saw them in the fall?)
|New Kids on the Block|
|Boys II Men|
The evening was fantastic. I can't possibly pick a favorite, but especially liked Boston, the NKOTB/Boys II Men/Bell Biv DeVoe set, and James Taylor/Carole King's set. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was Dane Cook (he wasn't that funny) and Dropkick Murphys. Dropkick was the only group that did new stuff...everyone else did their greatest hits, which is what you should do at a benefit concert. I guess they redeemed themselves with Shippin up to Boston. :)
Want to hear more from the concert? Boston Inno has a great compilation of videos from the night here.