Deloreans will take you back to the ‘80s

Published 10:42 am Wednesday, September 21, 2016

by Ashley J. Cotton

Ronald Reagan was the President, the Walkman was a new technology and VHS was gaining ground in most homes. Life was good and then the music industry discovered the synthesizer and MTV. Like it or not, that’s when the music changed.

Have you stopped believing in good live music? Well, the wait is over, because you can live on a prayer and dance the night away to the Deloreans, an ‘80s six-piece showband that is sensational, Friday, Sept. 30, 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Barrett’s Landing in Downtown Franklin.

To make the night even better, Strictly Bizzness will be performing from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and are sure to have you pulling out all your best dance moves.

So, grab that 1985 tour T-shirt, pull on those leggings and overdue that hairspray because the band will be dressed in circa-1980s attire and will impress from start to encore ,and I can promise you the crowd will cry out for more, more, more!

I had the pleasure of attending a Deloreans concert this past January and it was electrifying. Tragically, it was only a few days following David Bowie’s death and their music montage brought chills to everyone in the audience.

They preformed an eight-minute, nonstop tribute to Bowie that had you walking away as a fan, if you weren’t already. There was something for the girls that just wanna have fun, the folks looking to have the time of their life and the people hoping to bust a move!

The Deloreans have an indescribable knack to feel out the crowd and travel back in time to the big hair days of the 1980s. The band will expect you to raise your hands, sing along and act your age (30 years ago.)  So, “Walk like an Egyptian” and “Whip It,” whip it good!

There will be a special firework show at 9:15 p.m. Join in on the fun for the low cost of $5 per person. If you have any questions, please call the Downtown Franklin Association at 562-6900.

ASHLEY J. COTTON is the marketing and existing business manager for Franklin Southampton Economic Development Inc. Contact her at 562-1958.