Night four of the The Burt Block Party on August 19th featured a lineup that took attendees on a nostalgic journey through the timeless sounds of the 80s. Headlined by the iconic Glass Tiger, supported by Flock of Seagulls and Men Without Hats, and kicked off by the energetic Spoons, the evening was a sonic spectacle that left the crowd yearning for more.
The night kicked off with a burst of energy as Spoons took the stage as the opener. This Canadian new wave band proved that they were more than capable of setting the tone for the evening with their dynamic performance. The blend of electronic beats, infectious hooks, and charismatic stage presence immediately drew the crowd in. Songs like “Nova Heart” and “Romantic Traffic” had the audience moving and grooving, setting the stage for an unforgettable night of music.
Men Without Hats brought their unique brand of new wave and synth-pop to the stage, reminding everyone why they became a staple of the 80s music scene. Frontman Ivan Doroschuk’s charismatic presence and energetic performance had the crowd on their feet from the very first note. The iconic “Safety Dance” was, of course, a highlight of their set, with its catchy chorus inviting the audience to dance and sing along. Beyond their signature hit, Men Without Hats showcased their versatility with tracks like “Pop Goes the World,” which demonstrated their ability to infuse social commentary into their music while still keeping the party atmosphere alive.
Flock of Seagulls took the stage with a wave of synth-pop nostalgia that swept over the audience, bringing an unmistakable 80s vibe to the night. Their performance was a testament to the enduring power of electronic music, as hits like “I Ran (So Far Away)” and “Space Age Love Song” filled the air with infectious melodies. Mike Score’s distinctive vocals soared through the night, transporting listeners back to the era of big hair and neon lights. The band’s ability to seamlessly blend captivating visuals with their music created an immersive experience that left the crowd yearning for more.
As the headliner, Glass Tiger stepped onto the stage and instantly transported the audience back to the golden era of the 1980s. With their signature blend of rock and pop, the Canadian rockers captivated the crowd with hits that have stood the test of time. Their performance was a masterclass in showmanship, as lead vocalist Alan Frew’s emotive vocals resonated through the night, particularly during their chart-topping single “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone).” The seamless fusion of heartfelt lyrics and upbeat melodies had the audience singing along in unison, proving that Glass Tiger’s music is as relevant and enthralling as ever.