‘80s dance party at North Lake Tahoe Saturday night
If you go
What: Tainted Love ‘80s dance party
When: 9 p.m. Saturday, July 18
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room
Tickets: $20 advance; $25 day of show
Free after party: Corey Lee, in the casino’s Red Room
Learn more: crystalbaycasino.com
A Lake Tahoe favorite with a penchant for the 1980s is retuning to the North Shore this weekend, as Tainted Love performs in the Crown Room Saturday night at Crystal Bay Casino.
The seven-piece San Francisco band boasts a deep collection of ‘80s hits, including songs like Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl,” Guns ‘N Roses’ “Sweet Child of Mine,” Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” — as well as plenty of Prince, Michael Jackson and Madonna tunes.
What’s more, the theme from “Top Gun,” AC/DC medleys that turn into Metallica songs, Madonna tunes and Tears for Fears numbers have also been known to make appearances at Tainted Love shows, which often include audience participation.
“This band is so much fun,” according to one review of a past performance on http://www.ticketmaster.com, where the band is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars. “They have several leads, male and female, so they can cover a wide range of 80s music. They’ve got the sound down perfect, and do a great job of pumping the energy and having fun up there. Not to mention, about 75 percent of the audience dresses up in ridiculous 80s gear for these gigs, so it makes for a fantastic audience energy. Too much fun!”
Over the years, the band has performed several times at the CBC and other Tahoe-Truckee venues — although most will agree the group’s greatest show is the Halloween-themed Creeper’s Ball every October in Crystal Bay.
Visit taintedlove.com to learn more.