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Feb 17, 1985 – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Tower Theatre

Date February 17, 1985Band Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Opening Band The Ramones Venue Tower Theatre City Upper Darby, PA Who saw this show with me? Tim Weaver Joan Jett - Tower Theatre - Feb 17, 1985 Photo Ron Akyiyama

Notes My girlfriend and I were supposed to go out for a Valentine diner, but while at work, my boss gave me free tickets to see Joan Jett and the Blackhearts with special guests The Ramones at the Tower Theatre. I thought, this is better than going out to dinner but my girlfriend thought otherwise . We got into a big fight. I remember saying, "It's Joan Jett. It's the Ramones. It's rock and roll!" She told me, "It's Valentine's Day!" and told me to spend it with Joan Jett and my hand. So, me and my hand and my friend Tim Weaver saw one of the loudest shows of my life.

The Ramones were exactly what I thought they'd be: loud, dirty, and rockin'. They played something like 50 songs in 20 minutes.

Joan Jett began her show with one of the best show openers I ever saw. The stage is dark and we hear The Who's 'Won't Get Fooled Again' out of the speakers. We sit through the whole song and at the end, right at Roger's scream, the lights ignite the stage and Joan and the Blackhearts finish the song with The Who. Fuckin' great.

Feb 17, 1985 – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts / The Ramones – Tower Theater

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Setlist

1. Intro (Who's Won't Get Fooled Again) 2. Bad Reputation 3. (I'm Gonna) Run Away 4. Wooly Bully 5. Oh Woe Is Me 6. Bits and Pieces 7. You Don't Know What You've Got 8. Love Is Pain 9. Victim of Circumstance 10. Be Straight 11. Nag 12. Crimson and Clover 13. You're Too Possessive 14. I Love Rock & Roll 15. Black Leather 16. Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah) 17. Starfucker 18. Shout 19. I Love Playin' With Fire 20. Rebel Rebel

The Ramones Setlist

1. Durango 95 2. Teenage Lobotomy 3. Psycho Therapy 4. Blitzkrieg Bop 5. Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio? 6. Danger Zone 7. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment 8. Rock 'N' Roll High School 9. I Wanna Be Sedated 10. Beat On The Brat 11. The KKK Took My Baby Away 12. Commando 13. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You 14. Suzy Is A Headbanger 15. Let's Dance 16. I'm Affected 17. Too Tough To Die 18. Chinese Rock 19. Wart Hog 20. Rockaway Beach 21. Surfin' Bird 22. Cretin Hop 23. California Sun 24. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World 25. Pinhead 26. Mama's Boy 27. Highest Trails Above 28. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker 29. Howling At The Moon (Sha-La-La) 30. I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement 31. We're A Happy Family

Paul Altobelli

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