It's hard to go to a B-52's concert and not have fun, and tonight's gig at Stubb's was no exception. For a band that that is celebrating their 35th anniversary, they sound and look great, even if Fred isn't quite the dancer he was way back when they were just a "college" band out of Athens and I was a high school student hanging out Raul's and Club Foot.
It's hard to see the band and not reminisce over their long career arc. I still miss Ricky Wilson's distinctive surf twang, and though the 52's have done well in finding fill in's, there won't ever truly be a replacement. If we are really, really lucky we will get to see the B-52's for a few more years before they retire like their compatriots from Athens, R.E.M.