I saw Howard Jones at the Moore last night. He was magnificent. I loved it! And I quite like his new album Transform.

Super-bonus: Men Without Hats was the second opening act (All Hail the Silence was first). When they played Safety Dance, it was transcendent.

Many people my age — including me — took this song as an urgent and joyous message about safe sex.

But maybe it was about self-expression, or even just specifically about pogo dancing.

I don’t know, and I don’t care, because the song meant so much to so many people my age. It’s dorky, sure, but it’s also democratic and wonderful.