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The big day arrives



Rickspringfield Tonight is the big "We Are The 80s" show here in Tampa Bay, Florida, and the Stuck in the 80s roadcrew is busy getting ready for our backstage podcast. Rick Springfield has pledged to spend a half hour with us before he takes the stage, and we're hoping to have visits with Loverboy, Eddie Money and Patty Smyth, who spoke with me earlier this week.

We'll try to keep the "Dr. Noah Drake" questions to a minimum and ask the Rickster about his music -- both then and now. If you haven't been keeping track of him, Springfield recently released a CD of cover songs -- The Day After Yesterday, including outstanding versions of "Life In A Northern Town" and "Under The Milky Way."

We'll try to post some blog items live from backstage, but if we can't, come back later tonight for our online review of the show, photos from backstage and our special podcast, which should be online by about 2 a.m. Sunday.

If you're planning to attend the show, look for Cathy, Sean and me in the audience. We should have our audio podcasting equipment with us, making us fairly easy to spot. Come say hello and we'll put you on the show.

We're a mere 8 hours away from the curtain rising now. Let the frivolity begin.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:20pm]


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