Who's going to Night Ranger/Dennis DeYoung?
It's the first 80s double-bill of the new year for Tampa Bay and it's a good one: Dennis DeYoung with Night Ranger on Jan. 19 at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall.
Please tell me I'm not the only one going to the show. Hello out there! Who else from the 80s nation here in Tampa Bay is planning on attending? I think you'd regret missing this rare twin bill.
Here's the real reason I want to know: If all goes according to plan, I'll be back on stage doing the introductions that night. And I'll be filmed for Penn & Teller's show on the Showtime cable network (called, not so family friendly, "Bullsh*t" -- only without the asterisk). They'd like to film me talking to fans from the podcast and blog at the concert, so if you're up for being on national TV, let me know.
Sure, I realize that appearing on their show pretty much means I'll be getting non-stop abuse for my love of the 80s -- something completely irrational to outsiders. It's ironic, however, because Penn Jillette & Teller (his legal name now after changing it from Raymond Teller) got their start in the 80s -- both with their comedic magic act and appearances in movies like "My Chauffeur" and "Off Beat."
So drop me a comment or better yet -- write an e-mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org -- if you're attending the show. It'll be one for the history books.