14. THE CARS, 8/16/84

Location: Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO
Support act(s): Wang Chung
In the company of: Gregg H.

“Everybody have fun tonight / Everybody Wang Chung tonight.” After that song, most were done with the supporting act. But, they did have some more gems, like “Dance Hall Days,” “Wait,” and “To Live And Die In L.A.”

On to the Cars. 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.

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