(Nancy and Ann Wilson Photo: New York Mets Facebook)
After the Mets drubbing of the Dodgers 15-2 at Citi Field, the Mets treated the 39,000+ happy fans to one of their free post-game concerns with Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famers Heart taking the stage behind second base.
The Mets started this excellent promotion a few years ago, generally putting up three acts during the season with bands such as Foreigner, Daughtry, Huey Lewis and the News, NAS, and earlier this season, The Steve Miller Band playing for the crowd.
But Heart may be the most accomplished of the bunch so far, led by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, who in their 60s proved they can still bring it.
What made this concert even more interesting were the choices on the set list. They pretty much concentrated on their 1970s music, which they wrote themselves and ignored their hit period of the mid 1980s and early 1990s that featured hit music written by professionals on Capital Records payroll.
So yes, you got to hear “Crazy For You” and “Barracuda”, but they said never and nothing at all to songs like “Never” and “Nothing At All.” Only a rousing rendition of “Alone” came from their 1980s Capital Records’ years.
Instead what you got last night was the hard rock Heart. The Wilsons even included a couple of Led Zeppelin covers with the “Immigrant Song” and “Misty Mountain Hop” played towards the end of the little less than one hour set.
During that time, the sisters proved they still were in their prime. Ann’s voice is as strong as ever and Nancy can still keep up on the guitar.
It was an entertaining set, which makes one hope the Mets continue to do this promotion. Next month, R& B act NE-YO will take the stage on the 15th to close out the post game concert series