The Cars Drive 'Em Wild at the Fox

The Cars

Move Like This Tour
May 13, 2011
@ The Fox Theater, Oakland

Better than: Getting a wisenheimer brainstorm

The vibe on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland early Friday evening came as late

vindication of John Lennon's Hard Day's Night quip, “The older

generation are leading this country to galloping ruin.” The street

surged with frolicsome fortysomethings on a long-deferred spree, as

steam-pressure from life in cube farm or workaday hustle began to

whistle off in anticipation of a rare, indeed, momentous, event.

Gender distribution in the street and inside the vast movie-palace

venue was roughly equal, but divided into large, mobile gangs.

Plus-ones were naturally hard to come by, so I bought my girlfriend

(who was relieved of photography duties tonight) one of the last five remaining

seats situated way up in the nosebleeds. We were idling there at 8:15

p.m. listening to Archie Bell & the Drells do “Tighten Up” over

the P.A. when the Cars crept onto the darkened stage and piled into a

thunderous, lurching “Good Times Roll.”

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