Go to any concert and the band will gratuitously thank the crowd, possibly even tell them they are the best audience they’ve ever played for. But rarely will the performer walk to the front of the stage and tell a room of 1,500 people, “You saved my life.”
But Bobby Z, the drummer of early-’80s disco rock band The Revolution, who suffered a heart attack a year prior, did just that on Sunday night. Billed as a “Benefit 2 Celebrate Life,” Bobby Z teamed up with the American Heart Association to celebrate his own unlikely recovery, raise awareness about cardiac arrest, and reunite the iconic Minneapolis band once headed by Prince (without Prince that is).
See more photos from the show here.
- Text by Will Wlizlo, photos by Patrick Dunn