This weekend I headed over to the Gorge in George for a little 80's rocking.
Journey, Pat Benatar and Loverboy was a triple bill that was just too good to pass up.
I met up with my brother and his wife in Ellensburg where I went to College at CWU.
If Boeing ever opened a Ellensburg branch I would pack up and go in a heartbeat. The town is small, kind of quirky but it is the cute houses and almost constant sunshine gets me every time.
One of the best parts of Ellensburg is a little watering hole called The Tav.
Besides being the first stop whenever you went out, it is also the home to the Super Mother (the world's perfect burger) I don't know what they do do it or if they cook it a special way, but it is my all time favorite burger and even though it was 20 years since my last one (gulp) it tasted just like I remembered it ~ awesome.
Of course I had to wash it down with a Raindog (that's Rainier beer for those outside of Washington) for old times sake. After lunch it was off to the campground.
We decided to stay at the Wild Horse Campground which a couple of miles from the venue. They also provide a shuttle to the show which meant not having to deal with parking. Woo Hoo!!
Of course the shuttles were packed, loud and most of the riders were a bit tipsy but it wasn't a long drive so it was okay.
The venue itself is pretty stunning. Right on the Columbia River. The sun was out and you couldn't have asked for a more perfect night.
After my VanHalen experience I was a little leery, but all the bands sounded amazing, especially Loverboy.
Oh Mike Reno, I love his voice. Personally, I think Loverboy sounded the best out of the three bands and I was a little bummed they only played a 30 minute set (altho not a bad gig if you are Loverboy) However, I will definitely be going to see them the next time they play in town.
For those of you who are curious about the "Asian Steve Perry" I have to say he sounded pretty good. On most songs he was practically drowned out by the 20,000 folks singing along.
Overall, the weekend was a blast. It makes me want to get out see other bands (especially if it means more super mothers)