Steel Notes Magazine September 2016 - Page 67

www.steelnotesmagazine.com Steel Notes Magazine Concert Review The Go-Go’s Say Farewell by Michael Dorn When the Go-Go’s came to the Sands Event Center, it was clear from the get-go that they were there to have a good time. As Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re an American Band” blared through the PA system, the 5 ladies who make up the all girl 80’s pop band took the stage, one at a time, dancing and singing along. They looked genuinely happy to be there. Opening with their 1982 hit, “Vacation”, they didn’t waste any time getting the crowd on their feet. Song after song Jane Weidlen, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock and newest member, Abby Travis played flawlessly, as Belinda Carlisle delivered pitch perfect vocals. Early in the night, Jane Weidlen reminded the sold out crowd that the Go-Go’s actually started in the 70’s, as part of the LA punk scene. To prove it, they launched into 2 songs Steel Notes Magazine www.steelnotesmagazine.com 67