Rick Springfield – Summer Nights Concerts at PNE

Bringing a blast from the past into The Fair at The PNE, Rick Springfield rocked the crowd at the Westjet Summer Nights Concert stage. Looking years younger than his recently turned 63 years (his birthday was the day prior), the energetic Springfield was all over the stage and throughout the audience all night. Many of his fans from days gone by, carrying sign of adoration, waving bras and wearing t-shirts from past tours, were boisterously singing and dancing to every song. His self deprecating sense of humour while chatting between songs and while making his way around the audience won over newer fans who only knew the big hits like; Human Touch, Don’t Talk To Strangers and of course the mega-hit Jessie’s Girl.  His 40 years in the entertainment business, on TV (General Hospital), film (Hard To Hold), stage (Broadway’s Smokey Joe’s Cafe) and music shows in his ability to touch his fans.  During the hits and while he made his way through into the audience, some of the fans were so exceptionally excited I thought they might pass-out from exhaustion from dancing and shouting at the top of their lungs.  The whole set was a thoroughly entertaining experience from a seasoned pro and a very energetic crowd at The PNE.

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