L.A. County Fair concert lineup

Did we print this in the newspaper? I don’t remember it. Well, whether we did or not, here’s the lineup, starting with the return of a much-loved, much-mocked mainstay on opening night:

* War — Friday, Sept. 5

Sugarland — Saturday, Sept. 6

The Doobie Brothers and Grand Funk Railroad — Sunday, Sept. 7

Monster Truck Madness — Thursday, Sept. 11

Smokey Robinson — Friday, Sept. 12

KC & The Sunshine Band with Village People — Saturday, Sept. 13

Jaguares — Sunday, Sept. 14

American Daredevils — Thursday, Sept. 18

The Bangles, Berlin and The Motels — Friday, Sept. 19

Jessica Simpson — Saturday, Sept. 20

Mariachi USA Fiesta — Sunday, Sept. 21

Guilherme Marchi Classic Professional Bull Riders — Thursday, Sept. 25

Charlie Wilson & the Gap Band, Rose Royce and Lakeside — Friday, Sept. 26

LG World Championships of Freestyle Motocross — Saturday, Sept. 27

Lifehouse, Gavin Rossdale – Sunday, Sept. 28

Right now I can see myself going to see the ’80s night (Bangles, Berlin and the Motels), and maybe this is the year I finally go to Monster Truck Madness — although I say that every year. Having seen Smokey at the fair twice already, I’ll pass. Jessica Simpson in Pomona? That might be worth seeing just for the unreality of it.

A friend is totally excited about Lifehouse — she’s only been to the fair twice, and both times it was to see Lifehouse — so I’ve politely avoided letting on that I have no idea who they are.

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  • Aw, come on, Dave, you aren’t going to put on your Boogie Shoes and do the YMCA with KC and the Sunshine Band and the Village People?

    [No, I’m not. Why? Because that’s the way (uh-huh, uh-huh) I like it (uh-huh, uh-huh). — DA]

  • Albert Medina

    KC and the Sunshine Band? I thought it was the Village People who did “YMCA”?

    [Well, he did say “with KC and the Sunshine Band and the Village People.” — DA]

  • The ’80s night sounds like it might be worth going to.

  • Matt

    Lifehouse is a Christian-based rock band with five albums to their credit. With Who We Are, their fourth Geffen album in seven years, Lifehouse, all still in their mid-20s, are really starting to enjoy the fruits of their success and have some fun. Their multi-platinum 2000 debut, No Name Face, produced Hanging by a Moment, a #1 alternative hit which crossed over to become Top 40s Most Played Song, while 2005s self-titled platinum effort yielded You and Me, a giant hit ballad that set a record by spending more than 60 weeks on Billboards Hot 100 chart.

    [With a spiel like that, if you’re not their publicist, you should be. — DA]



  • Matt

    My “spiel” was mostly taken from their website. I could write a spiel about orchids but not about music.