Joan Jett Concert Review


Show Date: July 1, 2010
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Venue: Summerfest 2010
Reviewer: Anita Maree Lande
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Each year thousands of people roll into Milwaukee, WI for food, drinks, and good music at the popular 10-day long Summerfest extravaganza. One of the major highlights of this year’s Summerfest was the performance by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

2010 has been quite a year for the music icon. Joan‘s movie The Runaways (that she co-produced and is based on her first band) hit theatres early in the year and is now available on DVD. She has also just released a double CD set of her greatest hits, published a photo book with her story, and was honored by Mattel Toys with a Barbie doll in her image.


As Joan Jett took stage the crowd of thousands got to their feet to start pumping their fists to her song “Bad Reputation”. Joan Jett and her band also performed other hits like “Crimson And Clover”, “I Hate Myself For Loving You”, “A.C.D.C.”, “Light Of Day”, and her mega-hit “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll”. She did have a few surprises during the night as she performed some deep cuts like “The French Song” and “Backlash”. Then she took a step back in time and performed The Runaways songs “Cherry Bomb”, “You Drive Me Wild”, “I Love Playing With Fire”, and the crowd sing-a-long of “School Days”.

At the end of the night she thanked Milwaukee for their enthusiasm and told them to love this great world we live in.