Big news from MT ExpoPark today – one big concert on August 1st at the Montana State Fair, featuring Journey, along with Pat Benatar and Loverboy.
Lots of folks are excited to see some non-country musicians at the fair, but of course others are upset that these performers are…well, from the 80s, basically, and haven’t had any chart-toppers in more than 25 years – I’ve seen jokes about needing an AARP card to get in to the concert, etc.
I’m not a concert-goer, so I’ve got no dog in this fight, but I think it’s pretty cool. Few rockers of the 70s/80s can hold a candle to Benatar, and Loverboy is just plain fun. Journey is good, although a bit too “ballad-y” sometimes.
I added a poll to the KRTV story, and am a bit surprised at the lack of love for Loverboy: