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BoltsFan 2014 Aug 30

B-52s being booed off the stage, The Who

on The Who, 1982 Nov 27

My buddy and I were probably about 15 feet from the wall and this guy took off one of his sneakers and chucked at the stage and hit one of the female singer's wig and then the band just stopped and walked off the stage. Really a bad idea to put them on this bill. Joan Jett at least rocked.

The Who was incredible! I remember seeing blood dripping off Pete's hand from doing his signature windmill. My first time seeing The Who and we camped out for tickets since this was announced as their farewell tour LOL!

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BoltsFan 2014 Aug 30

Ozzy had to cancel due to Randy Rhoads tragic death the day before

on Foreigner, 1982 Mar 20

My buddy and I were driving on I-4 towards Orlando the day before the show when we heard on the radio that Randy Rhoads was killed in a terrible airplane accident. We were devastated as the only reason we were going to this show was to see him with Ozzy. Pat Travers did a nice job filling in for Ozzy but the show just wasn't the same.

I liked early Foreigner but when they played "Waiting for a Girl Like You" I think I felt a little puke come up.

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BoltsFan 2014 Aug 30

One of the best Rock Superbowls I've seen

on ZZ Top, 1980 Jul 5

I really loved ZZ Top but was unable to find anyone who wanted to go to this show on a holiday weekend. I ended up at a friend's 4th of July BBQ and finally was able to convince a few people to go even though we didn't have tickets. We snuck into a Jellystone campground in Orlando, pitched out tents and partied all night. I woke up about 5am and saw one of my friends raiding other people's coolers ala Yogi Bear. LOL

We bought tickets at the Tangerine Bowl (as it was called back then) and were treated to one of the best days of music I have experienced. Rik Emmet's solo was awesome as he riffed on just about every classic rock song it seemed like. It was hot as hell so my buddy and I were up in the stands under shade for Triumph. I think this was the first gig for the Rossington Collins band and when they played "Freebird" for their encore it was a moving moment as no one in the band sung, just a lone mike with a spotlight on it and the whole crowd sung the lyrics instead. When the guitar leads kicked in the place was rocking! ZZ Top, on their "Expect No Quarter" tour was incredible. It was a long day but well worth the $12.50 ticket price.

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BoltsFan 2014 Aug 30

Maybe The Rockets instead of Nantucket?

on Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, 1980 Apr 5

I vaguely remember seeing The Rockets at one of the Rock Super Bowls I've been to and this is the only concert I am not 100% sure who came on first.

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BoltsFan 2014 Aug 30

If you like the movie "Eddie and the Cruisers"

on John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, 1984 Nov 2

This was the band that provided the soundtrack

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trapfan 2014 Aug 30

First Concert

on REO Speedwagon, 1981 Jan 30

Blown away by the whole experience. Went with a friend whose sister was attending college there. Six of us girls spent the night in the dorm there. What a night!

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trapfan 2014 Aug 30

Long Road Out of Eden

on Eagles, 2008 Nov 16

The Eagles rocked this one. You could tell they were having fun and loved putting on a show. Don Henley can hold a note forever....

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trapfan 2014 Aug 30

Hell Freezes Over

on Eagles, 1994 Sep 25

Timothy B. Schmidt...what a voice. Sang some new stuff. Featured each person doing some oldies which the crowd loved. Still left me wondering if everyone had "Got Over It".

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trapfan 2014 Aug 30

Glenn Fry

on Glenn Fry, 1982 Oct 12

Came on stage dressed exactly like the album cover...Converse tennis shoes and all.

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trapfan 2014 Aug 30

Johnny Cash Music Festival

on Loretta Lynn, Bobby Bare, Reba, 2014 Aug 15

A little treat for my mother. Seeing 3 Country Music Hall-of-Fame Acts for $40....WOW! And the money went to a great cause...preserving the childhood home of Johnny Cash.

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trapfan 2014 Aug 30

Jonas Brothers

on jonas brothers, 2009 Jul 28

Took my 8 yr. old nephew to this concert while on vacation.

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BoltsFan 2014 Aug 30

This was the night before Super Bowl XVIII

on The Outlaws, 1984 Jan 21

My friend and I snuck in a bottle of rum or vodka and we were being real careful to hide it since this is a small theater and it's easy for the ushers to see what's going on. There were a group of old people, probably in their 60s, sitting in front of us. They were in town for the game and wanted to see another show (maybe Sinatra?) but couldn't get tickets so they decided to see the Outlaws. They were bickering about something when all of a sudden one of the old ladies says "Ah hell - just fire it up Earl!" and they proceeded to spark a joint. I just about pissed my pants laughing so hard!

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BoltsFan 2014 Aug 30

SRV opened

on Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, 1989 Nov 22

I kind of wish Jeff Beck opened instead but still this was an excellent show. They would alternate who would open each night on the tour so we got what we got. Great jam on "Going Down" for Beck's encore with SRV joining in.

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BoltsFan 2014 Aug 30

Camped out for tickets

on Billy Joel, 1987 Feb 28

Camped out the night before at a Stereorama in New Port Richey with 2 of my friends. We were buying tickets for a bunch of other friends and their wives or girlfriends. We brought a Coleman stove with us along with bacon and eggs for the morning as we planned to drink all night. While two of us took a break and checked out the front of the line we spotted a guy who was like third in line smoking weed. We found out he was only getting 2 tickets and since there was an 8 ticket limit, he could buy 6 more if he wanted to. At that point the light bulb went off. We told him we'd give him money to buy the 6 tickets for the 3 of us and in return we would turn him on to some breakfast. Worked like a charm! The rest of our friends had to live with other seats we bought but hey, we did all the work.

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BoltsFan 2014 Aug 30

Didn't really want to go...

on Julian Lennon , 1986 May 31

but the chick I was seeing loved Julian Lennon so...

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BoltsFan 2014 Aug 30

SRV was awesome

on Huey Lewis & the News, 1984 Aug 3

Even though "Huey Lewis and The News" was the headliner, I went just to see SRV.

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BoltsFan 2014 Aug 30

SRV's "Couldn't Stand The Weather" tour

on Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, 1984 Aug 3

Even though "Huey Lewis and The News" was the headliner, I went just to see SRV.

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trapfan 2014 Aug 30

Eric Clapton

on Eric Clapton, 1983 Feb 17

Brought out Memphis musician "Duck" Dunn to play bass with him.

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BoltsFan 2014 Aug 30

Killer lineup, great show

on Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band, 1992 Jun 5

This edition of the All Starr Band featured Joe Walsh, Nils Lofgren, Todd Rundgren, Dave Edmunds, Burton Cummings, Timothy B. Schmit, Zak Starkey and Timmy Cappello.

Besides such Ringo tunes like "Photograph" and "The No No Song" we got treated to "Rocky Mountain Way", "Hello It's Me", "No Time" and more classics.

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BoltsFan 2014 Aug 30

Best Zappa show I've seen!

on Frank Zappa, 1984 Dec 1

Frank dusted off some oldies like "Penguin In Bondage" and "The Illinois Enema Bandit" for this show. Frank and the band were really tight this night.

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