Jim Cirile

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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo With Cheap Trick

2923284 pat neil cheap 920
Saturday June 8, 2013 / 7:00pm
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo With Cheap Trick
2 tickets
Benches
2700 North Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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A solid show. Pat looks great for 60 (!) but played for maybe 90 mins tops including encore, and all they played was early '80s hits until the very end when they played one song I didn't know and Ring of Fire. Was really hoping for her and the band to stretch. More exciting to me was Cheap Trick, who played a full show and really rocked. As for the venue, these Goldstar tix were literally the worst seats in the house--the benches in the last two rows -- but still, better than you'd get for $150 at the Hollywood Bowl, where you'd only be halfway back. The videographer was half asleep and so we were barraged with medium shots of the performers; never once a close-up. Meh. But overall, pretty good and definitely a good value.