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I believe I was there
on Black Sabbath, 1975 Jul 14
Saw Black Sabbath at Toledo Sports Arena in early to mid 70s. Didn't like them. Never liked them. Only went because friends were going.
John Kay had leather outfit
on Steppenwolf, 1969 Aug 15
This was my first concert ever. I was going into my senior year in high school. I was with a guy two years older than me and he had a bad reputation. But I arrived home safely.
Welcome to my Nighmare
on Alice Cooper, 1975 Mar 27
I was there. Alice had an amazing band from around the world. Bass player from Israel, etc Theatrics was fantastic. The band was awesome. Alice was entertaining. If I am correct after the concert the parking lot was covered with ice. Bad ride home. haha
on The Allman Brothers Band, 1993 Jun 26
I was at Mesker that night and really didn't realize what a treasure that was until years later. Dickey Betts played then. Saw them a couple years laterat Deer Creek in Indy without Dickie and they were good but not the same.
Evansville use to have the best bands with Aiken Management but not the same anymore. My Opinion
A Great Show
on B.B. King, 1981 May 30
I sat in the front row and shook BB's hand. All three were mesmerizing, but I was a little disappointed that they didn't play together.
Champagne and Royal Pain at the Palace
on Roy Buchanan, 1974 Dec 31
It was New Year's Eve, and four of us came up from Toledo to party in Detroit at the funky old Michigan Palace, where guitar ace Roy Buchanan was performing, to greet the second half of the decade. Debbie had Dixie paper cups in her purse, Gary and I each had two bottles of champagne in our coat pockets, thinking we were going to just waltz right in with them. We get to the door, and we get patted down, and they said, "Sorry!" concerning the bottles. They weren't going to let us take them in, so we headed back to the car to leave them for later. But I had a plan.
Finding some string in the glove box, I tied two bottles together, with the string long enough to go around our necks, and to be easily concealed hanging down our backs under our coats. And damn, it worked! We opened our coats to the same guy at the door, and he just motioned us in!
We found our spots in the balcony, opened up a bottle, and waited for the first act, a local group called Jet Black, who I never heard of before or after this show. Frijid Pink followed. They were cool. Can't say I recall more than that about them though.
Then came Roy Buchanan playing a hard-rockin' fuzzed-out blues guitar unlike I've ever heard before or since. Byrd Foster was on drums; John “Ben” Harrison was on bass; and Malcolm Lukens played the keyboards.
More bottles of champagne were opened, poured into Dixie cups, and shared with others in our immediate area, trading cups for joints. We were all pretty blitzed for the turning of the calendar, and Buchanan was incredible. The fourth member of our party, Steven D, didn't drink, so he drove us back to Toledo, safely, to face a new year.
on Three Dog Night / T Rex, 1973 Jun 28
I'm 99% certain this concert was at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, not Credit Island. A light tower nearly fell on Marc Bolan.
First Laser Show I'd seen
on Deep Purple/Bad Company, 1987 May 4
Deep Purple had a laser show.
on Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue, 1984 May 5
I was in the 3rd row floor left. These seats were $12.50 each.
Metheny in any form is extremely enjoyable
on Pat Metheny/ Brad Mehldau, 2008 Mar 3
I have seeen Pat Metheny in almost all formats since 1984, and each time I'm blown away at how he is able recreate emotion and powerful pathos, using his innimitable style of musical story telling.
I am less fortunate being in the Western US, not seeing pat as frequently as when i grew up 6 blocks from the Tower theatre in Upper Darby, PA.
A Great Night
on The Troggs, 2001 Jul 26
It truely was a great night. For 15 bucks, you got to see five bands! Those were the days, right? Little Steve was promoting the thing, and we saw Johnny Chan & The New Dynesty Six, Creaters of the New Dawn, The Insominacs, Richard & The Young Lions and finally, The Troggs. It began at 8 pm and was scheduled to have the Troggs on stage by 11pm. That didn't happen. Not even close. It wasn't till one in the morning when the Troggs to the stage, Reggie Presley and Chip Taylor the only two original members. A nice show that lasted a good 40 minutes. I remember going home quite pleased and slightly inebriated.
on Depeche Mode, 1988 Jun 9
on New Order, 1987 Sep 3
steven tyler's microphone
on Aerosmith, 1978 Jul 23
does anyone remember they sounded crappy and steven tyler threw his microphone into the crowd at the end of their set?
funny story I have the mic
on Journey/Santana/Thin Lizzy/Eddie Money/Molly Hatchet, 1979 Aug 5
We got READY for this concert for 2 days prior. Wow...I remember at about 9AM or so the gates opened and a mass started moving toward the gate. I was 16 at the time & was literally off my feet as the crowd, along with me, flowed toward the gate like a stream. Santana was incredible....Journey good & Thin Lizzy kicked as did Molly Hatchett....Eddie Money's 2 tickets to paradise was good too.
Ringing in New Year's Eve with Kiss in Atlanta, Georgia
on KISS, 1985 Dec 31
I was at the KISS New Years eve show in the Omni, Atlanta, December 31st, 1985. The Asylum tour, no make up. Great bringing in the new year with KISS. Paul Stanley, two minutes before midnight asked the audience, "What do you want to hear? *(Various muffled yelling from the crowd...)*, OK, everybody like deese guys!" and we rocked in the new year with KISS playing Led Zeppelin's Rock n' Roll.
Marino vs. Nugent
on Ted Nugent, 1973 Nov 23
I recall Frank Marino performing Star Spangled Banner in true Jimi form...
Crowd wouldn't leave!
on The Jeff Beck Group \ Malo, 1972 May 21
The place was less than half full, but the crowd demanded and got 4 encores. Lights came up after the second encore and I think management finally pulled the plug. Best show ever. I watch Eastbound and Down just for the snippet of Goin' Down.
My first date with my wife
on Alice Cooper, 1971 Jun 24
We were just 16. My dad drove us. If the band had known they would hit the charts with "I'm 18" they probably would have never booked this venue. As it is the place was packed and I remember people climbing in over the chain link fence, probably because it was sold out.
I was in love, although I didn't know it yet, and I'm sure that colored the experience. I remember parts of the the night vividly, although I couldn't tell you whether there were chicken feathers or not. I was really nervous - I think I shook her hand when we dropped her off - definitely did not kiss her goodnight. My dad commented on that. It took 3 or 4 more dates before I worked up the nerve.
We're still together and still in love. How could we not be with a start like that?
Opened for The Tubes
on Be Bop Deluxe, 1976 Apr 25
I went for Be Bop and glad I did. The slammed the place and when the Tubes got on they halted part way through their set as fans yelled for Be Bop Deluxe to get back on. Furiously the Tubes lead said they weren't going to tour with them again if he could help it.
The audio and sound had that Bass right through you but every instrument layered beautifully and Nelson just mesmeric to watch .
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