Loverboy played at the annual Midsummer at the Meadows celebration at the Miami Meadows Park in Milford, Ohio. Luckily, I found out about this free show a day before it was supposed to happen. (Thanks Bonnie!) Needless to say, I made the short trek north, to see Loverboy play live. I have seen the band play before, but it has been at least fifteen years since I saw them in concert last.
The Canadian rockers blasted out a 90 minute set that started off with their ’87 Bon Jovi penned tune Notorius, and several more of their hits from the 80’s including: Turn Me Lose, The Kid is Hot Tonight, Lovin’ Every Minute Of It, Take Me To The Top, Working For the Weekend, Hot Girls In Love, When It’s Over, Lucky Ones and a couple of tracks off of their new album, Just Gettin’ Started.
Every band member got their chance to shine, and new bassist Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve, who replaced the late Scott Smith in 2001, sounds great and really seems to fit in well. Mike Reno’s voice seemed to get stronger as the night went on, and he was blasting out notes I wouldn’t expect him to hit at this point in his career. Even at 62 years of age, Paul Dean can still get it done on guitar.
As a whole, It was a pretty good show, and you can’t beat free. I would have gladly paid for this concert. Loverboy may not have been part of the whole glam metal scene of the late 80’s and early 90’s, but they would be a very cool candidate for Rocklahoma 2009.
I hope you enjoy the live video clips below!