The B-52s and The Go-Gos - Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale - 7/12/13

The B-52's and The Go-Go's
Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale
July 12, 2013 (View the full slideshow.

Two of the bigger names in the '80s New Wave scene packed Talking Stick Resort Friday night as the B-52's and the Go-Go's paid a visit to the Scottsdale casino.

As expected, there were plenty of 45-and-up attendees trying to relive the days when Nicolas Cage was starring in movies like Valley Girl, Sean Penn was Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and checkered slip-ons were all the rage.

The flamboyant B-52's hit the stage around 8:15, and had a bit of a sluggish start with "Planet Claire." It wasn't until "Dance This Mess Around" that there was much energy onstage. But what they lacked in energy they made up for with the still-powerful vocals of Kate Pierson.

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