"This Song Is From The Worst Movie Ever" -- or, "This Phrase Is From The Worst Free Concert Ever".
Both statements are false. Who said which? Read on.
Tuesday night, I was in Lincoln at the Nebraska State Fair, where we attended the Pat Benatar concert -- once again putting on the line the notion that free entertainment is always a good time. Foreigner, Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Joan Jett did not disappoint at previous shows. Benatar nearly did before saving face with an epic three-song finale: Heartbreaker, Promises In The Dark, and Love is a Battlefield.
She'd very nearly lost me when she introduced "Invincable" as being a song from "the worst movie ever made". When she said that, Dick asked me what movie she was talking about. I drew a blank, assuming it was some obscure '80s flick. A Google search turned up just one movie that features that song. The Legend Of Billie Jean. Starring not one but two Slaters: Helen and Christian!
(Maybe she did lose me: initially I remembered the "worst movie" introduction as taking place before she played "We Belong". And which movie is that featured in? Talladega Nights. Not the worst movie ever, not by far. But that's what I wrote. When Donovan corrected me, I changed this post to reflect my mistake. I don't lie to my readers.)
The night had started in the parking lot, where we tailgated out of the trunk of the Mach V. Bud Light, outdoors in 70 degree weather, tailgating in a parking lot...how does it get any better than that? It doesn't.