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The English Beat @ Eakins Oval.

July 22, 2013

EnglishBeat01As part of The Awesome Fest, a celebration of all things 80s, The English Beat performed at Eakins Oval Friday evening.

The Thatcher-era ska-rockers burned through their catalogue of Angl0-Carribean rhythms including “Twist & crawl,” “Can’t get used to losing you” and “Save it for later.”

They played along with the 80s theme with Antonee First Class, the toaster who essentially fills Ranking Roger‘s role, freestyle rhyming about things from that age, including Mork & Mindy and Ferris Beuller (which was the featured movie after the concert).

Several hundred people watched the free show, with a lot of aging Gen-xers dancing from start to end.

Dave Wakeling and the rest of his touring English Beat cohorts ended their set with “Ranking full stop,” “Mirror in the bathroom” and General Public’s “Tenderness.”

And then a huge group of people went to the other end of the oval and watched the John Hughes classic film.

One Comment
  1. July 22, 2013 11:04 am

    Save It For Later is a top ten greatest song of all time, for sure. Bummed to have missed this.

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