The Cars with Wang Chung at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO, August 16, 1984
Supporting their debut release Points on the Curve, Wang Chung dropped some notable singles including “Dance Hall Days,” “Wait,” and “To Live and Die in L.A.” They wouldn’t see worldwide acknowledgement for two more years when they released “Everybody Have Fun Tonight.”
On to the Cars who were touring in support of their fifth album Heartbeat City. Of all the shows I’ve been to, no one interacted LESS with the audience than the Cars that evening. It was weird. I don’t recall anyone in the band uttering a word besides their song lyrics. Were they that arrogant or that nervous? A little of both? Nonetheless, it was a great show with near perfection in every song. Love that band. Funny, if you knew them before the Cars when they were Milkwood, you’d be surprised. Mellow folk music. They evolved and adapted very well to the times.