The Show: Don't let anyone tell you rock is dead. And while you're at it, don't let anyone tell you the dinosaurs are dead either. Yes, Joan Jett is a dinosaur. But ancient reptile or not, she can fill the massive Pacific Amphitheater with screaming teenage girls, leather skinned women with sunken cheeks in biker jackets and weekend warriors alike.
Why? Because she sings songs about social misfits who refuse to be corralled into conforming to society's expectations. She also champions self-discovery and acceptance. It was a good thing when she first started in the 1970s and it's a good thing today. It's just too bad that Jett and her band, the Blackhearts, sang those boring-ass songs featuring her own brand of rock psychology for almost an hour and a half.