At age 51, chick-rock guitarist and singer Joan Jett has still got it. Last night she played a non-stop show at the OC Fair to a nearly sold out amphitheater. She delivered a back to back set with her former partner in angry-teen-girl crime, Cherie Currie, of their all-girl band The Runaways. Earlier this year, their 70s rock sound was re-popularized with the film release of The Runaways, starring Kristen Stewart (as singer/guitarist Joan Jett) and Dakota Fanning (as lead vocalist Cherie Currie). Even after Cherie's 20-year absence from the rock scene, her hard, rough-around-the-edges sound and killer fashion sense never left the stage.
The Runaways in 1977
Here are a few of my shots from last night's show...
Cherie Currie at the OC Fair; opening for Joan Jett. The crowd exploded when she performed "Cherry Bomb".
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
See that catsuit? She makes 51 look good.
Major fist pumping ensued with "Do You Wanna To Touch Me".
Great music. Simple set.
The stellar performance of their cover of Tommy James and The Shondells' "Crimson and Clover".
The OC Fair ends this Sunday, August 15th. Check out the rest of this week's line-up at the Pacific Ampitheatre:
LeAnn Rimes - Thursday, August 12th
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Saturday, August 14th
ZZ Top - Sunday, August 15th I'll be there!
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Rock on OC,
Listening to "American Nights" by The Runaways, Japan 1977
Classic Joan Jett. Classic 80s video.