One of the greatest things about the OC Fair is that it brings people togetherthis year itll be over rowdy, estrogen-fueled rock n roll. More than thirty years have passed since the Runaways disbanded, and rarely have Joan Jett and Cherie Currie appeared on stage together since. Interest in the 70s proto-riot grrrl group is at an all-time high after the release of the film The Runaways, and this gig could be the closest to a full reunion that fans will ever get. Jett and Currie took vastly different paths post-breakup: Jett went on to (relative) fame and fortune with straight-up rock like Bad Reputation, while Currie acted in several films and became an experimental (read: chainsaw) artist. She returns to the stage with a new band, including her son on guitar. Were holding out hope that they will perform at least one Runaways chestnut onstage together.
Wed., Aug. 11, 8 p.m., 2010