'Alone.' 'Don't Stop Believing.' 'Crazy on You.' 'Open Arms.' 'Barracuda.' Dismiss them as cheesy arena-rockers or power-balladeers if you must, but it's hard to imagine entire swaths of our popular culture without the existence of Journey and Heart. If not for the oeuvre of Nancy and Ann Wilson, what would rocker girls sing on American Idol? Without 'Don't Stop Believing' -- the No. 1 most-karaoke'd song in America, according to the current issue of Esquire -- what would you sing to bring the house down at 2am? 'Sweet Caroline' just doesn't do it, people.
When Journey and Heart take the stage at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on September 2, the atmosphere is guaranteed to be electric, the nostalgia-meter cranked to 100, and the volume of hair products alone worth the price of admission.