Journey, Heart, & Cheap Trick

Get ready for one helluva sing-along, Seattle: Heart, Journey, and Cheap Trick are touring together. Pinch me, I must be dreaming. Every second of my daydreams, I live another life, in which it is 1975 and I am a women’s-studies major cum antiwar activist with flat-ironed hair and a police record from my multiple arrests with members of the SDS. Fight the power! Idealistic fantasies aside, who among you doesn’t know all the words to “Don’t Stop Believin’” or “Barracuda” or “I Want You (to Want Me)”? Or, let’s take it one step further: Who among you has not covered one of these hits at a karaoke bar (if not all three)? Bonus points if you posted your performance on YouTube . . . hey, it paid off for Journey’s latest singer, Arnel Pineda. Rest assured there won’t be an unstretched vocal cord in the joint by the time this concert ends (hopefully with a tear-jerking version of “Lights”). Whether you love Heart (led by Seattle-raised sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, who just ordered the McCain-Palin campaign to stop playing “Barracuda”!), heart Journey, or are just there for a little Cheap Trick, everyone’s going home satisfied tonight. White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn-Enumclaw Rd., 360-825-6200, www.livenation.com. $27.50–$125. 7 p.m. SARA BRICKNER

Fri., Sept. 19, 7 p.m., 2008

 
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