Adam Ant is playing at The City National Grove of Anaheim tonight at 7:00 p.m.

Adam Ant is one of those musical figures who are emblematic of an era, in this case the early 1980s. The catalog of New Wave classics is long:

  • Stand and Deliver
  • Antmusic
  • Los Rancheros
  • Dog Eat Dog
  • Kings of the Wild Fontier
  • Jolly Roger
  • Goody Two Shows
  • Friend or Foe

I was perusing old albums at a thrift shop near Glover Stadium during my junior year at Servite High School when I first heard of Adam and the Ants. This alternative-looking guy struck up a conversation with me, asking me if I had ever heard of Adam and the Ants, telling me how he used to be a punk rocker but once he discovered Adam and the Ants he stopped being a punker. He was kind of odd and I was more interested in extricating myself from the conversation than learning more about this band he was so enthusiastic about…a few months later I heard them for myself and have been a fan ever since.

IMG_1012[1]So it was pretty cool when I was at The Catch earlier today and someone pointed out to be that Adam Ant was in the bar. I went over to where he was quietly reading a book, introduced myself and explained I was a big fan. He was very gracious and agreed to take a picture with me.

I hope any readers who are going to the concert tonight have a rockin’ New Wave evening!