Primadonna Like Me

by The Struts

~ The 8-year-old on the rail ~

This is my daughter’s first real concert. We drove into a town that I absolutely hate just for her and my wife to be able to see these guys after my son and I had caught them in a club the previous Fall. We even managed to wrangle radio station passes and didn’t even have to pay for the show. The opening act was okay, high energy and low comprehension. Nothing special but a good table-setter.

Since it was her first show, and general admission, I took her up to the rail for the opening number. Folks are more than happy to let the 8-year-old kid with the cat ears headband get right up front for when the band hit the stage.

As the power chords start ringing out in the amphitheater and then Luke hits that opening line “HEY YOU! / Don’t you know who I think I am?” he’s singing right to her face. Unfortunately, I had put the phone down and wasn’t recording that moment because I had my arms around her in case there was a rush towards the stage. Given how friendly everyone was getting her up there, I should have known better and expected they would be fine with her there and I would have had my 8-year-old daughter and the lead singer of one of the best up-and-coming bands in the world having their moment to kick off what turned out to be a pretty incredible show. 

The full set list is down below. If you get a chance to see The Struts live you better damn well take it or I will find you and kick your ass.

Set list

  • Primadonna Like Me
  • Body Talks
  • In Love With The Camera
  • Kiss This
  • Fire
  • Dirty Sexy Money
  • Old Switcheroo
  • One Night Only
  • Do It So Well
  • Bulletproof Baby
  • Somebody New
  • Put Your Money on Me
  • Where Did She Go
  • Don’t Stop Me Now
  • Ashes
  • Could Have Been Me

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