The Legwarmers rocked the State yet again!!! Can't wait for two nights of Legwarmers Weekend in May!!
And I Feel Fine ...
If there's ever a Legwarmers tribute band -- say, the Legoz, 10 or 15 years from now -- try to see them the night they recreate 2.4.05, a State Theatre show that captures the very best of the band at their early 21st Century best.
The February show indeed was as tight as the band could be, even if the doors opened 40 minutes later than expected.
After a too-long time shifting from foot to foot and clapping our hands together on line in the cold of Lee Highway waiting for the doors to open, the chilled spirits of the crowd were immediately lifted with the surprise debut of the opener, Everybody Have Fun Tonight.
It was a night for guitars, thunderous drums, precision Leghorns, hypno-Reno on trance and the increasingly glam-rock twin powerhouses of Cyndi and Rikki handling everything from Pat Benatar's Love Is a Battlefield to another run at Salt n Pepa, this one even more street and saucy.
Other debuts included the riotous closers, Welcome to the Jungle -- incredible guitar shreds by Gordon -- and REM's It's The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine). Chet needed lyric sheets for that one, but the crowd needed no prompting to dance as if the world truly WAS coming to an end in a few minutes.
We saw at least one Legwarmer parent pressed close to the stage, dancing her night away, another indication that this band is for the ages -- all ages!
And now another show just TWO DAYS AWAY. Be there!
"World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed
"Dummy with the rapture, and the revered and the right, right
"You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light, feeling pretty psyched.
"It's the end of the world as we know it.
"It's the end of the world as we know it.
"It's the end of the world as we know it ... and I feel fine."
Disappointed LW fan|
I can't believe the show at State this Friday is already sold out. I'm bumming big time. The greatest dissppointment of my life up til this moment was when the Soviets changed the formula for classic Coke. I guess I'll have to go to Baltimore on April 1 to get my LW fix.
fan of mamillion|
where's the beef?
No testifcation for the Feb show?
Come on, Man. Give me a fix.
you guys gotta get my bro to wear the barf costume on stage.
great show on the 19th....
selling out one week in advance... you guys are insane!!!!!!
You want to be the man you got to beat the man
So lace them up and walk that aisle cause it's time to ride Space Mountain
You want to get with this limousine riding, lear jet flying, son of a gun
If you don't like you better learn to love it
Cause it's the best thing going today
The Legwarmers Baby
You guys sure like to hold the pics!! C'mon!!! I need my Cyndi Cyndi fill!!!!!
Push it ...
Some women threw underwear. 'O.J.' threw a glove. A new daddy was drumming and two fly mothers prowled on stage. Just another Saturday night at the State!
After a too-long layoff, the Legwarmers returned to a (very) sold-out State Theater for their January injection of glam and slam. Many acts would rest on their cover-band laurels, but the Warmers are just finding their Big 80s stride.
Indeed, what we noticed this time around -- from the gentle Seagull intro to 'I Ran' to the hypnotic rhythms of Hungry Like the Wolf was the La-Z-Boy ease of the groove. The Legwarmers settled into an achingly sweet pop chart that sounded so much like an MTV rotation on a no-school Saturday afternoon that all anyone could do was dance like it was the moon shot promo all over again.
There was also the amazing out-of-nowhere call-and-shout debut of Cyndi N Rikki, all fly and all Kim on Salt N Pepa's Push It, another LW rollout that had the crowd setting fire to the roof -- if anyone carried matches anymore.
Chet Reno is becoming the bottom upon which all synth is built and Gordon Gartrell, going back to basics with his oh-so-retro Marshall amps, was searing and cruel. Cru Jones, the metal banger with heart, was all winks and no nonsense. Could it be his old man was in the house?
The Leghorns have their own cheering section now and helped propel 'Would I Lie to You' and 'I Want a New Drug' -- yes, a 'beast' of a song -- to the tightest versions yet.
And a huge cheer for the arrival of Lavaar Huxtable III, a budding drummer in waiting. His dad's booming drums never sounded sharper or more precise.
All this led up to a raucous and monumental finale, ending with Twisted Sister's 'We're Not Going to Take It' -- so out of control that the crowd spilled onto Lee Highway forgetting cars were there.
'Hey, this is a street,' said one State Theater worker as cars whizzed and weaved around the star-struck crowd at 1:45 in the morning.
Forget the big chill or the summer of 69. These nights, it is clear, will be the best years of a new generation's still-young lives. The best!
"So all you fly mothers get out there and dance. Dance I said!"
hey rikki you're so fine...
could rikki have been any cuter last night????
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