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Wang Chung, Naked Eyes Do Fremont Street

Last updated: July 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm. Posted by in Celebrities, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on Wang Chung, Naked Eyes Do Fremont Street.

Fremont Street, in downtown Las Vegas, has hosted a series of 1980s-inspired concerts this summer, and this weekend (July 23) was no exception. One of this blog’s all-time favorite groups, Wang Chung, whipped out their tried-and-true hits, inspiring droves of fans to both Wang and Chung, as far as we could tell.

The free concert series, “Nina Blackwood’s Absolutely ’80s,” has featured ’80s icons like Berlin, Missing Persons, Colin Hay of Men at Work. At the event, we actually bumped into Nina Blackwood, one of MTV’s five original VJs.

Nina Blackwood

Nina Blackwood probably had a catchphrase, but we don't entirely remember it.

The most recent installment of the concert series opened with a set by Pete Byrne of Naked Eyes. Naturally, we got all up in Pete’s grill for some exclusive video of the group’s cover of a Burt Bacharach tune, “(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me.”

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Pete Byrne also performed the Naked Eyes’ other hit, “Promises, Promises.” Read more about Naked Eyes. And, yes, our photo is now the official photo on the group’s Wikipedia page. This blog gives until it hurts.

Pete Byrne

Pete Byrne was born to love you. In a completely appropriate, lyrical context.

When Wang Chung took to the Fremont Street Experience stage, the crowd was whipped into a frenzy. Did we mention the free part? Oh, and Wang Chung is also awesome.

Wang Chung

Wang Chung's Nick Feldman and Jack Hues.

Jack Hues and Nick Feldman helped ’80s music fans re-live some of their fondest musical memories, including classics like “Let’s Go,” “To Live and Die in L.A.” and many others.

Craving a Wang Chung medley to help you avoid work? Certainly!

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Keeping the Relevance-o-Meter (not a real thing) spiking, the guys played their song, “Space Junk.” How does this song ensure relevancy, you ask? Well, this song was featured prominently in the premiere episode of TV’s hit zombiefest, “Walking Dead.”

Nick Feldman Wang Chung

This blog doesn't unison clap, on principle. Except when Wang Chung performs.

Wang Chung trivia: The group’s original name was Huang Chung, but they changed it to make it easier to pronounce.

Jack Hues

Wang Chung's Jack Hues encourages everybody to have fun. Tonight, in fact.

Never fear, there are more ’80s-fueled concerts on the way: On Aug. 6, it’s Loverboy; Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet hits the stage with Men Without Hats, Aug. 20; and Howard Jones performs Sep. 3. All concerts start at 9:00 p.m. at the Fremont Street Experience.

Everybody plays Vegas, baby!



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