9.29 Freaky ‘Up With People’ At McCaw Hall

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This is File Footage of a young singer because no photos exist of UP WITH  PEOPLE... and this just reminded me of them. Christopher Polk Getty Images

This is File Footage of a young singer because no photos exist of UP WITH PEOPLE… and this just reminded me of them. Christopher Polk Getty Images

When I was growing up, this exuberant all-American act appeared all over the place – Disneyland, TV talk shows, and at half time performances like the one above. (They’re even singing their cult-ish signature song here). We liked to call them the ‘Plastic Kids’, but we couldn’t take our eyes off them. The group looks more diverse these days, from the photos on the McCcaw Hall website, but I really cannot come up with a real reason to go. Nostalgia is not enough.

Why did I bring this up – on the airwaves – on Jacktivities? Because it is just so trippy that they’re back!! Or did they ever go away?

Tickets and more Up With People info  here. Enjoy. And if you do go, please write me here and tell me what it was like. Oh, and if I owe them a formal apology for my snarkiness…

-Lee Callahan, Jack FM

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