I Won’t Stop Believing, Journey

Everyone has their  quirks.

Mine just happens to be an obsession with Journey.

Even though I didn’t discover this obsession until well after Journey entered the music scene, and even though the current touring group is sans Steve Perry, and even though I have no idea what the new lead singer’s name is aside from  “adorable little Filipino man”  I cannot help myself.  I am a Journey fanatic.

For my birthday present, I got tickets to the Knight Ranger/Foreigner/ Journey concert this past weekend.  Heaven!

Turns out these 80’s groups still can turn out a nearly sold out crowd!

I didn’t really know anything about Knight Ranger going in, and I still don’t know anything about them.  I recognized one song, but I don’t even remember what it was.  Originally I had called them “Knight Rider” before Aaron called to correct me.  Obviously they made a huge impression…

I was surprised to find out that I am a big Foreigner fan.  I’ve loved their songs, but never knew they were all by Foreigner.  Even though the group that performed should really be a Foreigner “cover” band because they didn’t have an original member in their ranks (the crazy rock star stud of a lead singer has only been with the group since 2005), I’ve decided that they are fantastic and they put on a GREAT SHOW!

Singing "Juke Box Hero"

This is the second time I’ve seen Journey.  I love Journey, but I wasn’t too impressed with their performance or their set list.  Nobody wants to hear stuff off their new albums.  Its not that “City of Hope” was all that bad…it was just unfamiliar.  We just want to jam to “Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin.” And long, drawn out guitar solos might work for Jimmy Page or Hendrix, but again, we’d rather be jamming to “Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin.”  You can’t sing along to a guitar solo.  This, and knowing that Real Housewife/White House Party Crasher Michaele Salahi was probably playing groupie backstage is kind of making me question if I have an obsession with Journey, or with the Journey of the 80’s.  In any case, I still loved the show (including some fabulous lighting effects), definitely danced the night away with a bunch of middle aged women, and had a wonderful time!

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