Bad Animals and first concerts
The image to the left, my friends, is the cover of Heart's 1987 album Bad Animals. While it might seem an unlikely topic here, there is good reason to acknowledge good ol' Ann and Nancy Wilson.
MSNBC contributor Dennis Hensley has a story today about first concerts, and Heart's Bad Animals tour was mine. "Alone" and "Who Will You Run to?" were all over the radio, and I begged and pleaded with my mother to take my cousin and me to see Heart in Indianapolis. I was still in elementary school, but for some reason she agreed. It's hard to believe that was 20 years ago.
Details of the show are sketchy, but I do remember they played the hits and there was an extensive rain delay before the set due to fears of electrocution. I also recall being incredibly nervous, and to this day I'm not quite sure why. Perhaps it was the idea of seeing a live band fried to a crisp on stage. Either way, that show sure was the start of something.
Heart - Who Will You Run to?
That, by the way, is a song just begging to be covered and reinterpreted.
Shortly thereafter I saw Alabama with my parents at the Indiana State Fair. Sweeet.
What about you, dear readers? Care to share?