When most people hear Kenny Loggins sing the song, “I’m All Right,” they no doubt think of the movie Caddyshack. Maybe they associate the tune with a dancing gopher. That song has an additional association for anyone who spent much time around Tropicana Field in the mid-2000s.
Long-time Rays fans will no doubt recall that one of the staple entertainment devices on the big video board was a toy gopher gyrating to the song, “I’m All Right.” I was never entirely clear on the purpose of the dancing gopher at a major-league game, but people seemed to enjoy it and now I can’t think of a dancing gopher, or Kenny Loggins, without thinking about the Tampa Bay Rays.
So, it is entirely appropriate that the Rays invited me and a guest (in this case, my wife) to attend tomorrow’s Rays-Padres game, after which the Summer Concert Series kicks off with an appearance by Kenny Loggins. We’ll be there on the field, and even though I don’t dance — ever, not even at weddings — I’m pretty sure I’ll be tapping my foot and bobbing my head to all of Loggins’ movie standards.
This guy is, of course, Mr. 1980s Movie Anthem. Danger Zone. I’m All Right. Footloose. Can’t wait.
You know what’s interesting about this for us? My wife and I have never been to a concert together. The Trop has always had a special meaning for us, but now we’ll add another memory there. Should be pretty rad.
As part of their blogger outreach program, the Tampa Bay Rays invited me and a guest to attend Saturday’s Rays-Padres game. I was compensated with two tickets and VIP field passes for the concert. Opinions are my own.