About halfway through his engaging summertime set, Kenny Loggins told the people who had gathered to see him at the San Diego County Fair that, given the venue's proximity to MCAS Miramar, "We'll probably have to play 'Danger Zone' tonight."
As if there was any doubt. Sure, the most recognizable cut from the Top Gun soundtrack may be almost 25 years old, but it has outlived the F-14 jet that the film glorified. And in a year where new movies such as The A-Team and The Karate Kid suggest a pop-culture renaissance for all things ’80s, Loggins's dated material has ironically turned out to be anything but.
Known primarily by younger audiences for the hits he contributed to five different movie soundtracks during the ’80s, Loggins instead devoted the majority of his 90-minute set to the mellower fare of records like the platinum-selling Keep The Fire, which he told the crowd would be the evening's featured album. Toward the end, however, Loggins gave concertgoers what they paid to see — the ones in the reserved-seating area, anyway — banging out a 1-2-3 medley of "I'm Alright," "Danger Zone," and "Footloose" that showed, even into his early 60s, Loggins is still pretty alright.
- Concert: Kenny Loggins
- Date: June 23
- Venue: Del Mar Fairgrounds
- Seats: Upper Deck