The San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino featured The Psychedelic Furs, X and The Romantics Thursday night.
The concert, advertised with a 7:30 p.m. start time, went on at 8 p.m. and the concert wrapped up around 11:30 p.m.
The Romantics went on first and the band sounded great but lead singer Wally Palmar’s voice is a little raspy after all of his years of touring. Nonetheless, the fans didn’t seem to mind and he still plays a great harmonica so the close to an hour set went well. “What I Like About You” closed the set, which easily got the loudest reaction from the San Manuel audience.
X played just 45 minutes but really got the crowd out of their seat. Unlike The Romantics, I had to stand to see the band perform. They went fast and furious through songs like “Nausea,” “Exene Cervenka and bassist/singer John Doe had their microphones turned down a little too much so the music was overpowering their vocals but like The Romantics performance no one seemed to mind.
Headliner The Psychedelic Furs performed for about an hour and 15 minutes. They went through songs like “Love My Way,” “Heaven,” “Sister Europe” and much more to numerous applause and dancing in the aisles. Saxophonist Mars Williams and lead singer Richard Butler stood out with their charisma and performance skills.
Williams moved all over the stage performing on nearly every song while Butler would spin, lean on the microphone and also walk both sides of the stage trying to get the audience involved.
Butler ended the night with a simple “thank you” to the cheers of the audience.