2020 Ultimate 80's Party Featuring Tiffany- By Nick Shotwell
My wife's first concert ever when she was a kid was when her older sister took her to see Tiffany in 1988 with New Kids on the Block. 32 years later Tiffany returned to Indianapolis at the Old National Centre, accompanied by some local talent, The Big 80's Band and DJ Love. I would have to say, I didn't want to belong with the crowd. There weren't a ton of hot 20-something singles. No, most of the crowd were in their 30's, at least. There was lots of neon tights, teased hair, and shutter-shades. My wife and I fit in more than we wanted to believe, but were there to let loose and have some fun!
DJ Love opened up with a damn good selection of perfectly blended 80's beats. She is young and she really makes it look easy. I'm sure she has a bright future ahead of her.The Big 80's Band came out rocked some great 80's hits, including Footloose, Pour Some Sugar on Me, Panama, and Jesse's Girl, to name a few. If you haven't seen them, it's worth going to a show because you WILL have fun.
After The Big 80's Band wrapped up with some AC/DC and Bon Jovi, DJ Love came back out for a while. We had to wait a bit longer than expected for Tiffany. But, when she finally came out, she thanked her fans for all the years of support and sang, I Saw Him Standing There. Then she did the unexpected, she walked down in front of the stage in the pit and held hands with her fans front and center and took selfies during Could've Been. She worked her way to stage right, then she began the song everybody was really there for, "I Think We're Alone Now". She made her way to stage left, walking right by me (and made friendly eye contact) over to where my wife was perched. Tiffany reached out and grabbed my wife's hand and locked fingers during her hit song.
It was a little disappointing her part of the concert was over after that song. But, if you were there and if you're hones, that was the only song you were there for anyway. So, in the end my wife and I got to re-live some of our youth and my wife got to have a cool flashback that was different, but just as cool as her first concert ever.