Well, they ain’t kids anymore, but Loverboy still put on a pretty good show tonight in OKC’s Frontier City theme park. Like their career from the ’80s, the show was a little ballad heavy, but the rockers made up for it. Man, they were a hot band when I was in high school. Loverboy, Journey, Billy Squier … good memories. Then I moved on to Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and such, but it’s still fun to go back and listen to the pop stuff sometimes.
It was really hot at the park. We got there about 1 p.m. or so. Jacob wasn’t all that well behaved; he didn’t want any part of understanding the concept of waiting in line for a ride. Fortunately, the kiddie area wasn’t too busy. Sara and I stood in line for about 45 minutes to ride the raft ride … which took maybe seven minutes, but I thought the soaking was worth it. That was the only ride I went on.
I can’t get over the way they gouge you at those parks. A 20 oz bottle of Coke from a machine was $3. We bought park cups (2 for $18) and got “free” refills all day. An order of fries was $3. But, they don’t charge any extra for the concerts, and we generally only go when there’s a show to see. So far we’ve seen REO Speedwagon, Joan Jett, Loverboy and … dare I say it … KC & the Sunshine Band at the park. Oh, and Three Dog Night about 12 years ago. Ha! Hadn’t thought of that in a while. Alex was the only kid then and he got out in the aisle in his diaper and was dancing to Three Dog Night. Long, long ago I saw Jerry Reed at the Six Flags in Dallas. Was it Jerry Reed who had the song “Southern Nights?” (Six Flags’ world headquarters is at Frontier City, which is odd because FC is a tiny park compared to any Six Flags park I’ve been to.)
I’m tired. I stink, and it’s my turn in the shower.