Trapper Keepers. Ecto-Coolers. Tamagotchis. Waco. Other references.
If the above words resonate with your millennial heart, you might just be the target demo for I Love the '90s, the triple-headliner nostalgia parade coming October 22 to Target Center.
Among the Clinton-era radio-rap hitmakers set to perform: Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, Kid ‘n Play, Rob Base, and Young MC. Don't know what to expect? Here's a helpful primer from Monday's press release:
"Audiences can expect to hear chart-topping hits like 'Let’s Talk About Sex,' “Shoop,' 'Ice, Ice Baby,' 'It Takes Two,' 'Gangsta’s Paradise,' 'Bust A Move' and MORE during a fun-filled night out that doubles as an arena-sized dance party."
Tickets — $29.50-$200 — go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via the Target Center box office and AXS.com.
The tour is a smart, pride-saving move for the involved legacy acts. Rather than gig solo at outer-ring suburban casinos, the performers can form, Voltron-style, and still retain stadium cachet. The approach is similar to the one taken by the Kings of the Mic Tour — featuring LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, and De La Soul — which hit Target Center in 2013, but was depressingly under-attended.
Semi-related: Here's my crazy-ass interview with Coolio from way back in 2010 — personal nostalgia!
Ponder your own mortality as you bump these I Love the '90s jams: