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Such a Fun Night!! The B-52s/OMD/Berlin Concert Review

I had a fun weekend.
First I saw L.A. Guns Saturday night (see other post) and Sunday night I saw Berlin, OMD, and B-52s. All in one night.
First up, though, I actually met the lead singer of Berlin, Terri Nunn.
She was very nice. I wish that her bandmates, bassist/founder/main songwriter John Crawford and guitarist David Diamond, participated in the photo op too, but that’s ok.
I saw all of them rocking out together in concert. But yes, a happy moment.
Berlin started the show. They’re on their 40th anniversary, and they have a new album out called Transcendence.
They played the title track and another new one (I Want You) at this show (both of which are very good and the crowd reacted well to them), as well as Berlin classics No More Words, The Metro, Masquerade, Take My Breath Away (the song everyone knows), Sex (I’m A) which was phenomenal, and a cover of AC/DC’s Highway To Hell.
Terri said that is her favorite religious song. Funny.
Not a long enough set for me, but also good enough. Loved seeing her, John, and David together.
Love this band and these people.
Also, after I got home, Terri replied to a tweet I sent her (see pics).
Very nice woman and PHENOMENAL singer.
I’m glad I finally saw them.
Next up was OMD (Orchestral Manouvers In The Dark).
I was not familiar with a lot of their music, but they were very good and the frontman, singer/bassist Andy McClusky, definitely knows how to work an audience.
The crowd was super hyped up and loved every second of their set.
The rest of the band is rounded out by singer/keyboardist Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper (keyboards and saxophone), and drummer Stuart Kershaw.
Very fun set and I need to check out more of their music.
Last was the B-52s. Like Berlin, they’re celebrating 40 years as a band.
Classic members Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, and Cindy Wilson and their rocking band sure do put on a show.
All their voices have held up, the songs and musicianship are strong, and the visuals, as Berlin and OMD’s visuals as well, are very cool.
This was such a fun concert from start to finish.
Again, this is what I live for people.
More to come.
Below are the setlists for each band. I’ve also posted pictures.

Berlin Set List:

  1. No More Words
  2. The Metro
  3. Masquerade
  4. I Want You (New Song)
  5. Take My Breath Away
  6. Transcendence (New Song)
  7. Sex (I’m A)
  8. Highway To Hell

OMD Set List:

  1. Enola Gay
  2. Secret
  3. Tesla Girls
  4. History Of Modern (Part 1)
  5. (Forever) Live And Die
  6. If You Leave
  7. Joan Of Arc
  8. Talking Loud And Clear
  9. So In Love
  10. Dreaming
  11. Locomotion
  12. Electricity

The B-52s Set List:

  1. Private Idaho
  2. Mesopotamia
  3. Give Me Back My Man
  4. Channel Z
  5. Funplex
  6. Deadbeat Club
  7. Juliet Of The Spirits
  8. Roam
  9. Party Out Of Bounds
  10. Cosmic Thing
  11. Dance This Mess Around
  12. Love Shack
  13. Encore: Planet Claire
  14. Rock Lobster

Photo Gallery (click on thumbnail to view larger image)

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