Bob Seger, J. Geils Band Rock Bangor! [PHOTOS]
For the 50-somethings, 60-somethings and 70-somethings who packed the Cross Insurance Centre in Bangor Saturday night to see Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and J. Geils Band, it felt like the 1970s all over again.
More than 7,000 people sang nearly every lyric of ever song that both bands belted out over three hours. For many in the audience, hearing classic J. Geils Band songs like "House Party," "Love Stinks," "Give It to Me" and "Detroit Breakdown" was like being in high school or college again.
When the 69-year-old Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band took the stage, this group of Baby Boomers were transported back to 2014 and relived their journey through life with an American rock legend who went on that journey with them every step of the way.
Seger opened his set with "Roll Me Away" and soon performed such classics as "Come to Papa," "Her Strut," "Beautiful Loser" and "Main Street" before he sang some of his songs from his current album, "Ride Out," like "Detroit Made." Bangor was also just the second stop on his Ride Out tour.
But it was the Seger classics like "Old Time Rock and Roll" and "We've Got Tonight" and "Night Moves" that really energized the audience the most. Seger also acknowledged the crowd's energy and exclaimed, "Why haven't I ever played Bangor, Maine?"
Even Paul Bunyan could be seen dancing and swinging his ax outside the venue. What follows is an image gallery from Saturday night's concert.