You guys are more eighties than sniffing coke off a trapper keeper in parachute pants. We had the best time last night! Thanks, and we definitely will be back next time.
Partied like it's 2K6
Sure, Dick Clark may have been back at Times Square, along with Ryan and Regis and all the rest, but the real party was at the State Theater New Years Eve where The Legwarmers blasted away any remnants of 2005 with a thunderous, simply thunderous, performance worthy of confetti, streamers and wall-shaking euphoria.
Playing before a giddy crowd of revelers -- a few in tuxedos! -- the Warmers lived up to every regional buzz and roar that seems to grow about the band month by month. This indeed IS the best show in town, every night. Phish and the Dead may have their famous Dec. 31 taper legends, but few will forget this New Years at the State.
Opening with U2's 'New Years Day', throwing in other new songs -- Belinda Carlisle's 'Heaven is a Place on Earth', Blondie's 'One Way or Another' -- and ending with a party mix from the heart of the 80s -- including 'Welcome to the Jungle' and 'Fight for Your Right to Party' -- even the bouncers were smiling.
'2006 is gonna be the best year EVER!' Gordon shouted at one feverish spot in the set. Judging by LW 12.31.05, the best can only get even better!
Under a red blood sky indeed.
'I want to be with you, be with you night and day.
Nothing changes on New Year's Day. On New Year's Day.
I... will be with you again.
I... will be with you again.'
New Year's Eve/Birthday Party
Last night was my Birthday and of course also New Year's Eve. I'm glad that I was able to spend it rockin' out with friends at your show. Thank you for the Birthday shout out, very cool of you. We had a great time, as we always do. Thanks ~ Ev
Stuck in the 80's|
"Pressure" by Billy Joel
"Lunatic Fringe" by Red Rider
You guys rock!
After the Legwarmers...
Just saw them for the first time Saturday night 12-2-05. As John Lennon said after he heard Heartbreak Hotel, "that was the end for me". Just incredible and I'll be at every show in or around DC from here on out.
That was my first time experiencing THE BEST 80's cover band EVER! My sister and I both agreed! We will be following you! I live in Rockville, so I will be sure to keep up to date on your shows. LONG LIVE THE 80'S!! You all rocked last Saturday, INCREDIBLE SHOW!!
Great show on Saturday. I am now hooked and will see you soon.
I love the new Main picture. I can't wait to see you guys at the Ram's Head in October. You guys take my breath away!
If they can make it there...
Yes, there were Legwarmer fans who made the trek to Times Square Friday night for the band's New York City debut at B.B. King's trendy club.
And yes, we all held our breath as the band, billed as '80s retro' on the marquee, came out to strut their video star stuff.
And although the first few songs -- 'Let's Go Crazy,' 'I Wanna Be Sedated' and 'Material Girl' -- were all perfect and drew a fun reaction, there was a moment where it seemed that hey, this ain't Falls Church, ya know. This is the big time -- heck, Disney's Lion King is across the street -- and will this play on 42nd Street like it plays on Lee Highway?
I shouldn't have worried. By the time they finished '99 Red Balloons,' the crowd -- which grew through the evening -- was theirs. By the end, when Cru asked the shouting dance floor whether they wanted to hear Bon Jovi or Journey (Journey won), it could have been any Legwarmers' gig anywhere. New York clearly had been won.
The club was probably less than half-full, with maybe 50 or so hardcore fans and then maybe a couple hundred regular clubbers or walk-in dancers. By the end, this collection of stock analysts, government aides and models were shouting the words, hugging and dancing just like any night at the State.
If B.B. King's has them back -- and I can't imagine why not -- I would imagine the buzz would be so strong that the place could be full by the third gig. Even the bartenders and bouncers were smiling; this was special stuff. Not just some house band doing one 'you might remember.'
The Legwarmers kicked butt Friday night, right there in the ceneter of the universe and the band, if it follows up and hits the Big Apple again, could become even bigger than they imagine. It will be interesting to follow.
Only a few parents made it up there -- we told Cyndi that the Mammalian and the band's favorite photographer - were representing the moms and dads who usually bop to the beat at the State. (And wait'll you see some of Eileen's photos).
And even if Elton John didn't show -- heh -- we know he'd be a tiny dancer there somewhere. B.B. would be proud.
'Don't stop believin'...'
Anthony Michael Hall|
Why am I such a tremendous tool now?
I think you dislocated my face last show, because you rocked it so hard
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