(I have no idea when I wrote this, or why.)
Bingo was a great band, the inspiration behind Pat Boone’s heavy metal album. Saw them I don’t know how many times but never with Paul Anka. With Frankie Valli, Bobby Vinton, Barry Manilow (three times!), Engelbert & His Humperdincks, you name it…but never Paul Anka. Blood Pressure Testing were German, Blutdruckprüfung, sort of a Kraftwerk thing but not so rocking. The kids dug it. The grandparents loved it. Mr. Roboto loved it. I guess you had to be there.
Incidentally, this was the show where Paul Anka’s wardrobe malfunction caused a riot. You’re having my baby, he said, then oops. Talk about Jim Morrison. He survived, Paul Anka did, but no one ever saw Blutdruckprüfung again. Last I saw of them was on a milk carton. They looked so sad. I ate my Wheaties and wondered if they were lost for good. Trapped in a portal somewhere with TJ Lubinsky and the guy who sings Little Green Bag, forever.