When you go to see a band that’s been around as long as Journey has, a band from your youth, it’s easy to get caught up in the past, to get lost in the memories.
For example, take the first three songs from Thursday night’s sold-out show at the Blaisdell Arena. After an extended jam session, Journey tore into “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart),” which had one of the ‘80s’ signature, so-cheesy-it’s-great music videos.
Next was “Be Good to Yourself,” which reminds me of my friend Milton, who died last month. Milton lent me the cassette it came from, 1986’s “Raised on Radio,” giving me my first LP-length exposure to the band.