The English Beat is one of those bands that formed my taste in music as they were one of my favorite bands in high school. While most of my friends were driving to Albuquerque to see Journey (a show I actually wanted to go to but was stood up for), I was hanging out with my older brother's friends listening to The Beat! The best part was that I got to hear their songs performed live by my brother's band, The Blenderz, a local band in Santa Fe that played to play and partied till the sun came up.
I was 14 and looked about 21. Luckily for me, I could get in to see them at Club West! Ha ha, only New Mexicans will realize how charming this story really is! I confess I still LOVE this song!
When I moved to Seattle, I found few friends that were into SKA -- in fact, the friends I did make could barely tolerate my music taste, but I think at least The Beat grew on some of them! They truly take me to a happy place where I can still dance and I'm young enough and pretty enough to flail around like I just don't care! I really hope there are lots of young new fans at this show!
You can buy your tickets right here for the show at Seattle's Showbox in the Market this Friday the 21st of February on~ Xanaland's Worldwide Ticket page, just click on this image!