I'm not sure why they kept giving the crowd the quiz about their name when we got it right the first time. The name of the band was Glitz. They gave the final free concert in the 2005 Tarentum Summer Concert Series. They featured 80's hair band music and put on a great show from 7:00 until 8:30 PM tonight.
The crowd who came out to hear them were of all ages. There was the expected presence of adults for whom the tunes of the 80's were the music of their youth. There were young children, who may have had no history with this music, but they seemed to enjoy dancing to it anyhow. There were senior citizens, some of whom seemed to have those studied looks of shock on their faces as the barrage of sound poured off the stage; but if you looked closely you could see many of them tapping their feet as they stayed through the whole concert.
I enjoyed the concert a lot. I don't go out to the big ticket rock concerts in stadiums; I can count on one hand (with fingers to spare) the number of times I have been to such performances. This concert reminded me what a difference it is to hear the music performed live by a band that interacts with the crowd.
Glitz will be in the area again this weekend. They will perform at the Fawn Tavern this Saturday, August 27. I suspect that the crowd should have given the band a pop quiz about where they were performing tonight. They kept telling us that the Fawn Tavern was across the bridge, but the locals all knew that Tarentum and Fawn were on the same side of the Allegheny River.
File under: Tarentum, music