Rock fans glad to the bone

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George Thorogood, center, and the Destroyers entertain a packed house Wednesday at the Avalon Theatre. Attendees of the very first show after the theater’s multi-million-dollar remodeling project were enthusiastic about the major overhaul of the facility. “I think it’s really nice,” said Bob Baker of the “new” Avalon. “We’re modern now.”

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It was the second song that lifted boogie-ing butts from their seats Wednesday night.
The opening song, “Rock Party,” got heads nodding with its chugging, freight train rhythm — heads that nodded in agreement when George Thorogood burst onto the Avalon Theatre stage with an enthusiastic, “How sweet it isssssss!”

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