Joan Jett

Last night at Riverfest my friends Bayly and Emily and I saw Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. It was a great show, covering some new tracks, some classics and some interesting covers, including the Mary Tyler Moore theme. The sound was so-so, but we couldn't find a patch of grass in front of the stage, so that was to be expected. Joan had great energy and managed to get the crowd on their feet several times. Not bad for a 42 year old! Her band was good, although there was considerable debate over the gender of her lead player. Research reveals that he was Dougie Needles. Having never seen her live before, but having had a crush on her since MTV started, it was a fun show and I think I may have to check out the new album.