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Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Fixx/Wang Chung Concert at Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds

My friend and I took a trip to the beautiful Four Winds Casino Resort.  We went to see The Fixx and Wang Chung in concert there at the Hard Rock Cafe.  The Four Winds is a beautiful casino.  My favorite part was driving up this long and winding road to get to the casino.  It's so lovely at night because there are lanterns all along the road lighting the way.

The concert doors opened at 7:00 PM. We got there at 6:00 PM. We were told by a casino worker that we would be able to eat while watching the concert.  Only to be told when we got in line that no food was allowed.  That sushi I ate at 2:30 PM would have to last me until at least 11:00 PM.

The concert started at 8:00 PM.  By then I was pretty tired of smelling the cigarette smoke and was nervous for my poor lungs.  Wang Chung was up 1st.  I remember back in the 80s not being a big fan, but liking 'To Live and Die in LA' and 'Everybody Have Fun Tonight.'  Their set was a good mix of the new and the old.  I even liked some of the newer stuff.  The most memorable was a song called 'Rent Free'. I also liked the song from 'The Walking Dead' soundtrack called 'Space Junk.'

The Fixx were next.  Their set had a lot more of the new songs.  They played at least six newer songs before getting to the hits.  Their set wasn't as enjoyable as Wang Chung because I have to admit I was there for the hits.  Including my favorite The Fixx song 'Our We Ourselves.'  They didn't play that song, but  played all the other hits. As with Wang Chung the musicians were excellent and even though Cy had a frog in his throat I though his voice was strong.

Both singers were very engaging with the audience and the venue had great sound. We ended up standing the entire evening for this general admission show because we weren't able to get any of the booths, but we had a great time dancing.  Even though I didn't know a lot of the songs by both groups, it was very refreshing to see real musicians play and sing. Thanks to Natalie for inviting me to go!

You can still catch Wang Chung on tour including a show at Mandalay Bay Beach with Flock of Seagulls, Bow Wow Wow and Animotion!  I would love to go to that one!  Wang Chung Tour Dates
The Fixx are still on tour too.  They have some great dates coming up including a show with the Psychedelic Furs and another with my all-time favorite male singer Rick Springfield! The Fixx Tour Dates