"Rock Of Ages" not doing it for you?
Fear not. Wham!!!!!! is going to re-unite for a single performance that will commemorate the 30th anniversary of their debut.
Wake me up when it's over.
I don't think I much want to return to the 80's, actually.
Wham! made cute, bubbly, happy little pop tunes, totally unlike the sort of music featured in that other rock musical starring Tom Cruise. The leader singer was a pretty boy who turned out to be gay but didn't come out because it would have hurt the band's financial success. Young, record-buying girls wouldn't be so enamored of the group if they thought the lead singer was crooning to their boyfriends and not them.
Even he wasn't planning on going solo (ironic lyrics there), George Michael has been performing on his own for some time, albeit with less success than he saw as part of a duo.
The pop band claims they won't do a big tour, but if that one-off performance sells out quickly, you'd have to believe that they'd add another show, and then another venue, and before you know it they're on the road and coming to a town near you.
If you should go, you'll watch a couple of guys who are now thirty years older, which will make you depressed as you realize that you, too, are thirty years older. Of course, there is always that moment in such reunion concerts when your mind takes you back to those happier times when you were young and innocent, without a care.
That's the bit that sells the tickets.