George Thorogood and the Destroyers rock New Jersey

The All-American rock and roll party band George Thorogood and the Destroyers — who are on their " Good To Be Bad" tour celebrating 45 year of rock — made their way to the Bergen Pac in Englewood New Jersey on Sept 21, 2021.
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Photos and review by Frank White 

The All-American rock and roll party band George Thorogood and the Destroyers — who are on their " Good To Be Bad" tour celebrating 45 year of rock — made their way to the Bergen Pac in Englewood New Jersey on Sept 21.

As fans were about to enter the venue, the Bergen PAC was very careful to make sure every fan entering had a covid vaccination card on them, have their temperature checked and wore a mask during the entire performance.

The Destroyers band include original drummer Jeff Simon, and bassist Bill Blough, guitarist Jim Suhler and saxophonist Buddy Leach came to rock out the Bergen PAC crowd tonight. The band even brought with them arena style lighting which filled the stage and the brightest show I ever photographed at the PAC.

The Destroyers opening act was blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker, who performed about a half dozen or so blues tunes for the Destroyer fans.

George Thorogood and the Destroyers would kick their show into high gear with a rockin' set of radio hits and fan favorites from their vast catalog of recordings. The set list for the night's performance included the following:

Rock Party

Who Do You Love?

Shot Down

Night Time

I Drink Alone

One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

Gear Jammer

Get A Haircut

Bad to the Bone

Tequila

Move It on Over

Encore

Born To Be Bad

After the band left the stage for a second time, George would return onstage for a final applause wearing a long jacket with the National Anthem playing in the background. As he was exiting the Bergen PAC stage for the final time, George would go into a James Brown exit stunt, pretend to collapse as he would be helped by his security guard to head backstage as the crowd headed for the doors and the end to a great night of rock and roll.