No Joke! Super mega rock stars and Renton's own FRO returns to the Renton Civic Theatre on Saturday, September 8 for its Sexy '60s Rock Party! Doors open at 7 pm, you can get your first drink at 7:01 in the swanky Renton Theater lobby, and then take your spot in one of the brand new seats inside RTC. FRO takes the stage at 8 pm and 69 seconds. You can pay $15 per ticket at the door or, better yet, reserve your spot in world history by buying your ticket online. This is an all-ages show so bring the family!
How did this happen? FRO is from Renton and this is a Renton story. Lead singer Luther X (Mike Savage) and bassist Jobal (Scott Mallory) are from Lindbergh High. Guitarist Ranch (John Moodie) is a Renton High graduate. Drummer Sweet Baby (Dave Helber) and Barry "on Sax" Erickson are from Seattle, wherever that is.
But that's just the tip of the south county iceberg. FRO was voted the best band in Renton in a City of Renton poll conducted by the City of Renton. FRO started both legendary burger joints Herfy's and Dag's. FRO invented the taco at the Renton Taco Time. FRO was the first car to cruise the loop in 1969 in its creamsicle orange Chevy Impala. FRO were the first dudes to pick up Renton chicks at the Renton loop complete with big hair and candy apple red lip gloss. FRO laid concrete foundation for Southcenter, which is supposedly in Tukwila but is really in Renton. FRO dug the trench that later became the Cedar River. FRO named Gene Coulon Park after its first sound man, Gene Coulon. FRO designed the Renton Theater and built it with its bare hands while drinking copious amounts of Renton beer piped in from the kegs behind the Maverick restaurant a few blocks away. FRO piloted the first 747 from Renton Municipal Airport with only one engine. FRO pet horses with love at Longacres Racetrack. FRO introduced your mom and dad and married them at Liberty Park.
Enough about Renton. Let's talk about FRO. They were voted best band of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine in 1969. They have a time machine and travel back and forth between 1969 and 2018 so they can party with groovy hippie chicks. They have huge sexy hair, tight pants, a psychedelic slide show and a band goat named Peanut Butter who plays the cowbell. Last time FRO played Renton, it was a major sell–out party and the cops showed up to tell them to lay off the smoke machine before drinking whisky backstage with the band.
This post is done, but your life has just begun. You haven't partied this hard since you went to Farrell’s with your homecoming date. Farrell's is gone, but FRO is still here to carry on the party tradition, but on steroids to the 69th power. Fulfill your destiny and go with the FRO on September 8th! Order your tickets today to get the best available seats for the triumphant return of FRO to Renton!