FREE SPEECH ZONE | The Past Meets the Future – The Cars at First Avenue

Tonight the Cars returned to the stage after a 24 year haitus.  As an almost fifty-something I couldn’t pass up the chance to see one of the most influential bands from my youth.  The crowd was noticably middle aged, but with a good mix of younger hipsters in attendance to see these rock legends.  The line up included the original band members, with the exception of the late bassist Benjamin Orr, who died of cancer in 2000.  Orr’s bass guitar sat center stage for most of the night, and after a dedication was played by keyboardist Greg Hawkes during a few songs. Continue Reading