Any Way You Want It
Saturday night I had the extreme pleasure of seeing Frontiers: A Tribute to Journey. For those of you shaking your heads, thinking it was some half-assed drunken Journey cover band. It was not! It was amazing!
My cousin, brother and I showed up a little after 8 thinking, if nothing else, it will be really cheesy and entertaining. We were definitely the youngest people in the room, which was filled with mostly 40-something who were SEATED, drinking beer and EATING POPCORN.
After an hour of standing around feeling awkward, the opener – an old dude jam band – came on stage. Not my jam, not my jam at all. There was lots of gross hair flipping, awkward dance moves, and cheesy inspiring lyrics. The crowd was producing equally awkward dance moves and made me a little paranoid that I would end up a 40-something trying too hard to be hip and sexy. I was very relieved when I caught sight of one women who still looked hot and could dance. Whew!
Frontiers took the stage around 10 and it was fantastic! The singer sounded exactly like Steve Perry. The whole crowd was singing along and they played all the songs I wanted to hear. There was a couple, probably in their 70s, absolutely loving the show, arms in the air, singing along – it was adorable! Frontiers played for close to two hours, with two encores and a really fancy drum solo.
My brother’s “rock face”
Frontiers is on tour right now and I totally recommend picking up Journey’s Greatest Hits and checking out their show.02.23.10 in family, shows