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RETRO 80s at the Lagoon July 31

July 31, 2013

The RETRO 80s is a tribute band which has the outfits and props to go with the 80s Top 40s rock that they play. The band's energized, zany, and colorful performances appeal to audiences of all ages.

RETRO 80s appearance at the Lagoon  follows summer performances at the Greeley Stampede and Cheyenne Frontier Days.Wednesday, July 31
6:30-8:30 p.m.
West Lawn of the LSC

Go ahead: Get goofy!

One of the most energetic 80s tribute bands to hit northern Colorado will perform at the July 31 at the Lagoon.

"We'll do at least two sets for the concert," band member Tracy Knapp said. "We'll do an 80s top 40 rock set and an 80s pop set."

RETRO brings more than just music; they completely transform the atmosphere with props and audience participation that will get people of all ages out of their seats and onto their feet.

Colorful costumes, staging

"The backgrounds for the stage will be designed to look retro," Knapp said. "and we'll change outfits four times during the show."

Some of the band's outfits are pretty over the top.

The audience will likely see the band wearing Devo-style hats. The headgear was originated by the New Wave band, Devo, which has worn the red, terraced "energy domes" as part of their stage costumes since 1980. "They look like upside down flower pots," said Knapp, with a smile in his voice.

"We love having room to move"

"You can count on it being a great show," he said. "We'll get off the stage so we can engage with the audience. We love having room to move – there’s lots of things we can do in the venue at the Lagoon. In the past, people of all ages have come – all the way from grandparents to grandkids."

Before appearing at Colorado State on July 31, RETRO 80s performed a full show for the Greeley Stampede and Cheyenne Frontier Days.

Lagoon Summer Concert Series

  • Wednesday nights, through August 14
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Under the trees at the Lagoon on the west lawn of Colorado State University's Lory Student Center
  • Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and blankets
  • Dance or sing along, whatever you like!

Contact: Jennifer Lobermeier
E-mail: jennifer.lobermeier@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-6621