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Review: Joan Jett and The Blackhearts are Worth the Hangover

Quintessential 80’s rockers Joan Jett and the Blackhearts took over the Horseshoe Casino Riverdome Friday, October 6, 2017 and they’re still rockin’!

Let’s face it. I’ve been to see a few of my favorite 80’s artists over the last couple of years and few of them are just going through the motions or they just can’t hit the notes that made them famous. Clearly, that’s not the case for Joan. She’s still smokin’ hot on stage and she keeps singing about ‘puttin’ another dime in the jukebox baby’ with gusto!

Sure, seeing Joan in 2017 is different than it would have been 30 years ago. There aren’t any ash trays on the tables and we’re all much better behaved and actually sit down for some of the songs instead of dancing like crazy fools the entire time. Now, we’re actually worried if the folks behind us are able to see instead of just throwing elbows all the way to the front of the stage.

Joan sang all of her biggest hits from her time with The Runaways and The Blackhearts like Crimson and Clover, I Love Rock and Roll, Bad Reputation, Cherry Bomb, Do You Wanna Touch Me and I Hate Myself for Loving You mixed in with titles from her 2013 release Unvarnished.

In short, if you get to see Joan live, spend the money. She’s worth it and the resulting hangover since we’re old and we don’t go out like we used to!

Big thanks to Tina Rose, Page Porter, Shelli Briery Murphy, Kelle Kris Rogers-Casto and Holly Searcy for use of their photos. Mine came out really dark

 

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