Last night, I transported myself back to 1983 by attending The Police concert. I dragged along a recent grad, who wasn’t even born in 1983. I didn’t feel *too* old while there. It was a fun concert. They played much of what one would expect: “Roxanne,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Don’t Stand So Close,” “Message in a Bottle,” and “Da Do Do Do.” I haven’t been listening to The Police very much in the years between attending the Synchronicity concert and this one, so I’d forgotten some of the songs like “All I Want is To be Next to You.” We had, as you can see, pretty good seats–high up but centered. We had a great view of the city, too (which you can’t see in this picture).
I have to say, I was impressed that they didn’t sound like has beens. Sting was, quite frankly, pretty buff. And his voice was good too. Andy Summers did some nice guitar work and Stewart Copeland showed off some excellent drumming. I have vague memories of the 1983 concert. My recollection is that is was in Knoxville and that I had to take the SATs the next day, but I can’t remember. I also think my view was blocked. I rank this concert higher than that one. I could drink beer legally. I could see. I sang really loud. All I gotta say is LLA, you’re gonna love it. And, for your viewing pleasure, here’s a couple of grainy videos.