In the ’80s, Huey Lewis and the News had a Top Ten hit featuring the line: “The heart of rock n’ roll is still beating.”
Recently, a group of our field employees helped the heart of rock n’ roll beat on, and got a standing ovation from a concert crowd for their efforts.
On Saturday, July 23, the employees responded to a report of an electrical problem near the Spyglass Ridge Winery in Sunbury, where Huey Lewis and the News were scheduled to perform.
Troubleman Bret Bowman diagnosed the problem as an overloaded transformer, caused by the day’s extreme heat. Journeymen Linemen Dennis Habegger, Brandon Kehres and John Watson helped replace the transformer safely and promptly, ensuring the show would go on for a sellout crowd. (The picture above shows the band beginning the show.)
Before the band took the stage, an announcer thanked the crew for working hard in the extreme heat to make sure the show would continue.
“The crowd stood up and cheered,” said Scott Latsha, T&D foreman from Montoursville, who attended the concert. “And when they saw the trucks leaving after the job was completed, they cheered even louder. I was very proud to see their work recognized.”
“Our crews work hard and safely to provide strong service to everyone who relies on it – whether it’s a homeowner, a business, or a famous rock band and its fans,” added Adam Rearick, T&D foreman, who supervises the three linemen. “I’m glad that Bret, Dennis, Brandon and John received this tribute to their work.”
Rock on, guys.