Thursday night, Mr. R. and I took Date Night to the Lake Worth Playhouse in glamorous Lake Worth, Florida, to see their production of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages. It’s a romance set on the Sunset Strip of the decadent eighties, with a rocking soundtrack to back it up.
While they did not have the best quality vocals we’ve ever heard, the band kicked ass and the whole thing was great fun.
One of the many awesome 80s songs they did was Pat Benetar’s Shadows of the Night. In choosing tonight’s video, I found several live versions but not the original video we watched back in the day. Which was a bit disappointing, because one of the best things about the song was the harmony at the very beginning. Those are missing in this version, but this is Pat in her heyday.
Rock of Ages was made into a movie a few years back, and it remains one of my guilty pleasures. It’s hopelessly cheesy and features über douchebag Tom Cruise as rock god Stacy Jaxx, but I forgave them for that because the music is awesome.
I’m including the Shadows of the Night clip from the movie, and it’s a tiny bit risqué. Oh well, it IS, after all, Saturday night.
So get out your parachute pants, your leg warmers, and your Aqua-net, baby, we’re going to rock the 80s one more time. Happy Saturday night!