Bob Seger hits the Mohegan Sun Saturday — for the last time?
When Bob Seger first sang about "Mainstreet," his lovely ode to what lyrically seems (to me, anyway) to be a pole dancer, he did so from the POV of nostalgia — as though mourning something that happened way in his past.
"And sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat / I drift back in time and I find my feet /
Down on Mainstreet."
That came out in 1976 on the immortal "Night Moves" album — way back when city officials didn't feel the need to separate "Main" from "Street" into two words. And if Bob thinks his dancer was a distant memory then, well, he probably doesn't need me to tell him she must be in a-moulderin' in a grave somewhere by now.
Sigh. Seger is 72 and out on what is being strongly hinted as his and the Silver Bullet Band's farewell tour. As such, expect nothing but a recitation of biggies from the catalog — and if you think Seger isn't up there with Stevie Wonder and the Temptations and Supremes in the context of Motor City hit-makers, just show up Saturday in the Mohegan Sun Arena and prepare to witness rock 'n' roll greatness.
Opening is another artist more than familiar with hits: Nancy Wilson of Heart.
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, 8 p.m. Saturday, Mohegan Sun Arena; $85, $105; 1-800-745-3000.
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