Classic Rock Concerts

Tim at bayside 1

Renfield13


Full name Timothy Cotter
Country United States
Member since June 28, 2011
Concerts
1981 Apr 20Cheap Trick w/UFO, Sunrise
1981 Jul 28Blackfoot / Danny Joe Brown / Savoy Brown, Sunrise
1982 Jan 27AC/DC & Midnight Flyer, Hollywood
1982 Mar 21Foreigner / Pat Travers / Bryan Adams / UFO, Miami
1982 Nov 12Heart / John Cougar, Hollywood
1983 Apr 24Journey / Aerosmith / Sammy Hagar / Bryan Adams, Miami
1983 May 29ZZ Top w/Foghat and Sammy Hagar, Hollywood
1983 Oct 28The Police / The Fixx / The Animals, Miami
1984 Jan 20Van Halen, Hollywood
1984 Mar 28The Pretenders / The Alarm, Sunrise
1984 May 12Night Ranger / Weird Al Yankovic, Bay Lake
1984 Jul 1Judas Priest / Kick Axe, Hollywood
1984 Jul 14Scorpions / Bon Jovi, Hollywood
1984 Jul 23The Go Go's / INXS, Sunrise
1984 Oct 7Rod Stewart, Hollywood
1984 Nov 2The Jacksons (Victory Tour), Miami
1984 Nov 16Elton John, Hollywood
1984 Dec 15REO Speedwagon / Survivor / Zebra, Hollywood
1985 Feb 15Iron Maiden / Twisted Sister, Hollywood
1985 Mar 15Rush, Hollywood
1985 May 4U2 / Red Rockers, Hollywood
1985 Sep 9Bruce Springsteen, Miami
1985 Sep 10Bruce Springsteen, Miami
1985 Nov 5Cheap Trick / John Waite, Sunrise
1985 Dec 11Ratt / Bon Jovi, Hollywood
1985 Dec 21Motley Crue / Autograph, Hollywood
1986 May 28Julian Lennon , Miami
1986 Jun 6Ronnie James Dio / Accept, Hollywood
1986 Jun 18Judas Priest / Dokken, Hollywood
1986 Sep 19Elton John, Hollywood
1987 Feb 6Huey Lewis & the News / Robert Cray Band, Hollywood
1987 Feb 14Bon Jovi / Cinderella, Hollywood
1987 Mar 1Genesis, Miami
1987 Jul 26Billy Idol / The Cult, Hollywood
1987 Sep 18David Bowie, Miami
1987 Oct 4Boston / Farrenheit, Hollywood
1987 Oct 24The Cars / Icehouse, Hollywood
1987 Nov 29Motley Crue / opening band Guns 'N' Roses, Hollywood
1987 Dec 3U2 / Los Lobos, Miami
1987 Dec 29Def Leppard/Tesla, Hollywood
1988 Jan 24Yes, Hollywood
1988 Feb 16Rush, Hollywood
1988 Mar 25Whitesnake / Great White, Hollywood
1988 Jul 14Robert Plant, Miami
1988 Sep 18Judas Priest / Cinderella, Hollywood
1989 Jan 14Duran Duran / The Pursuit Of Happiness, Miami
1989 Jul 30The Who, Miami Gardens
1989 Sep 1The Doobie Brothers, Miami
1989 Nov 15The Rolling Stones, Miami
1992 Jun 3The Cure / The Cranes, Miami
1993 Jul 14Duran Duran / Terence D'Arby, Tampa
1993 Jul 16Duran Duran / Terence D'Arby, Sunrise
1994 Jul 24The Eagles / Melissa Etheridge, Miami
1995 Nov 3Jefferson Starship, Homestead
1996 Feb 20TONY BENNETT, Fort Lauderdale
1996 Sep 17KISS, Miami
1997 Mar 27Myron Floren & His Orchestra, Miami
1998 Apr 4Felix Cavaliere & The Rascals, Miami
1999 Mar 27Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Sunrise
1999 Mar 30Davy Jones / Peter Noone / Bobby Sherman , Miami
1999 May 27Black Sabbath / OZZFEST 1999, West Palm Beach
2000 Jul 2OZZFEST 2000 / Ozzy Osbourne, West Palm Beach
2000 Jul 7The Moody Blues, Sunrise
2001 Mar 18AC/DC / Wide Mouth Mason, Sunrise
2001 Jul 13OZZFEST 2001 / Black Sabbath, West Palm Beach
2002 May 17Paul McCartney, Sunrise
2002 Jul 26OZZFEST 2002 / Ozzy Osbourne, West Palm Beach
2002 Oct 23The Rolling Stones, Miami
2003 Feb 22David Cassidy, Hallandale
2003 Apr 12Kansas, Hallandale
2004 Jan 3Blondie, Hallandale
2004 Jan 31Pat Benatar, Hallandale
2004 Feb 7America, Hallandale
2004 Apr 18The B-52's, Hallandale
2005 Feb 11Duran Duran / Clear Static, Sunrise
2005 Jun 23Judas Priest / Queensryche, West Palm Beach
2005 Jul 18Duran Duran with The Orlando Philharmonic, Orlando
2005 Sep 4OZZFEST 2005 / Black Sabbath, West Palm Beach
2005 Sep 16Paul McCartney, Miami
2006 Nov 11BANG MUSIC FESTIVAL / Duran Duran, Miami
2007 Jun 15Rush, West Palm Beach
2007 Jun 17Duran Duran, New York City
2007 Jul 10The Police, Miami Gardens
2007 Sep 15Heaven & Hell / Alice Cooper / Queensryche, Sunrise
2008 Feb 12Van Halen, Sunrise
2008 Apr 13Rush, Sunrise
2008 May 19Duran Duran / Your Vegas, Boca Raton
2009 Aug 17Judas Priest , Hollywood
2009 Oct 1Metallica / Lamb Of God / Gojira, Sunrise
2010 Mar 17W.A.S.P. / Seasons Lost / Thrash Or Die, Fort Lauderdale
2011 Apr 16Iron Maiden / Black Tide, Sunrise
2011 Dec 1Judas Priest / Black Label Society / Thin Lizzy / Lady Starlight (DJ), Miami
2012 Apr 20Rammstein, Sunrise
2012 May 26The Cowboy Mafia, Orlando
2013 Mar 2Bon Jovi, Sunrise
2013 Apr 26Rush, Sunrise
2013 Jul 27The Monkees, Boca Raton
2013 Dec 7Cheap Trick / Three Dog Night / Blue Oyster Cult / John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, Miami
2014 Jan 25Grand Funk Railroad, Miami
2014 Mar 15The Romantics, Miami
2014 May 17The Lovin' Spoonful, Miami
2014 Jun 21Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx, Miami

Stories by Renfield13

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

About this AC/DC

on AC/DC & Midnight Flyer, 1982 Jan 27

This was the "For Those About To Rock We Salute You" album tour from AC/DC. I remembered Angus Young mooned the audience. Angus was also carried on the shoulders of a big guy roadie,and was jamming his guitar around the floor of the Sportatorium on one song. AC/DC did Hells Bells that night plus a lot of the songs from the "Back In Black" album and the "For Those About To Rock We Salute You Album" plus some great songs from the Bon Scott era. The cannon sounds went off fine in the song "For Those About To Rock We Salute You" , but the cannon props on stage did not go off right. Thanks to my friend Mark, or else I would not have been able to go to this concert. Mark and I had a great time there. Mark's brother Bruce drove us up with his girlfriend (Gale) at the time. Bruce halled ass in that early 70's Mustang up Krome Avenue from Miami to get to the show. The Sportatorium was really alive that night. This concert was sold out a long time before this show. Hey member (Ozzy), I am not sure if Jon Butcher Axis was the guest band or not.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

Heart with special guest John Cougar

on Heart / John Cougar, 1982 Nov 12

It was great to see Heart that night. Both Wilson sisters were very attractive at that time. Heart was promoting their album "Private Audition" released that year, and had the hit song "This Man Is Mine" on it. John Cougar before he became John Cougar Mellencamp or John Mellencamp (today) performed that night as the opening act. " Jack and Diane" was huge at the time on MTV, and he sang it twice that night. John Cougar was promoting the album "American Fool" which besides having "Jack & Diane" on it ; it also had the hit song "Hurts So Good" on this album. I liked that song " Jack and Diane" a lot at the time so I did not mind at that he sang it twice. I think to this day... it is the only concert I have been to where a performer has sang the same song twice in the same concert. Thanks to my friend Mark, or else I would not have been able to go to this concert. Mark and I had a great time there.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

Rod Stewart

on Rod Stewart, 1984 Oct 7

It was great to see Rod Stewart that night. A lot of beautiful girls were there to see him. This was the "Camouflage" album tour. On this album were hit songs "Infatuation", and " Some Guys Have All The Luck". So there was much more to see than just the concert that night.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

Elton John

on Elton John, 1984 Nov 16

This was a great concert especially if you were a long time Elton John fan. Elton John had his original band lineup that night. Elton John (piano and vocals), Dee Murray (Bass Guitar), Davey Johnstone (Lead Guitar), Nigel Olsson (Drums). This was the original Goodbye Yellow Brick Road lineup from the early 1970's, and of course they did other albums before that one together. Too bad my cousin Marguerite wasn't with me to see him then since I knew she was a big fan of his also. My brother Mike is and was also a huge fan of his. He let me listen to his album "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" with headphones back in 1973 or 1974 at Jade Gardens in South Miami when I was 7 or 8 years old..... That was the first time I ever heard Elton John and I was hooked as a fan of his ever since. Elton sang almost all the hits that night. Super Concert! I bought a girl (Carey) a real nice concert shirt of Elton John's, and brought it to work the next time I knew I was suppose to work with her. Carey however did something the next time I worked with her to make me think she wanted another guy, and not me, and I never gave her the concert shirt because of that.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

REO SPEEDWAGON

on REO Speedwagon / Survivor / Zebra, 1984 Dec 15

It was great to see REO Speedwagon that night. They came out with, and were promoting on this tour the album "Wheels Are Turnin" earlier this year 1984; which had the songs "Can't Help This Feeling Anymore", and "One Lonely Night" on it. Zebra and Survivor opened up for Reo Speedwagon that night. Survivor did sing their hit song "Eye Of The Tiger". There was a girl I really wanted to take to that concert (she wanted to go with me), but her mother did not want her to go with me because she thought there was nothing but pot smokers/ drug users at the Sportatorium. Plus her mom knew I liked to smoke pot once in a while back then. Too bad I really loved that girl (Carey) then. Didn't help her step dad was a cop.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

RATT with special guest Bon Jovi

on Ratt / Bon Jovi, 1985 Dec 11

It was great to see Ratt that night. They sang their famous song "Round and Round" which was very popular on MTV back then. I happend to have backstage passes that my sister Theresa got for me from her law firm for that night. Bon Jovi was good that night as the opening act. A year or two later Ratt would probably open up for Bon Jovi.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

Motley Crue with special guest Autograph

on Motley Crue / Autograph, 1985 Dec 21

It was great to see the original lineup of Motley Crue that night. Autograph was the opening band for them. I had backstage passes that I got from my sister Theresa. Plus I know I sat in row 6 on the floor that night. Motley Crue was just starting their climb to be a much bigger band back then. The Tommy Lee drum solo of course was very good. Motley Crue was promoting their 3rd album "Theatre Of Pain" on this tour.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

Judas Priest with special guest Dokken

on Judas Priest / Dokken, 1986 Jun 18

It was great to see Judas Priest that night with special guest Dokken.
I believe this was part of the "Turbo album" tour for Judas Priest.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

Elton John

on Elton John, 1986 Sep 19

Once again it was great to see Elton John. I don't think he had his original lineup with him that night. I know Davey Johnstone his original lead guitarist was with him then. So to me it was not as great as the November 1984 concert at the Sportatorium when he had his original band lineup. It was however still a great concert... as is usually the case with Elton John.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

Huey Lewis & The News with special guest Robert Cray

on Huey Lewis & the News / Robert Cray Band, 1987 Feb 6

It was great to see Huey Lewis & The News that night.Huey Lewis & The News were promoting and touring for the album "Fore". This album had the hits "Stuck With You", "Hip To Be Square", and "Jacob's Ladder" on it. I remember seeing Robert Cray open up for Huey Lewis, and thinking to myself ... this guy is really good. I bought two CD's soon after that concert from Robert Cray after seeing how good he was that night. The Robert Cray band were promoting and touring for the album "Strong Persuader". This album had their hit song "Smoking Gun" on it; great album/cd. If you like Blues guitar music... Robert Cray is a must see act.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

Bon Jovi with special guest Cinderella

on Bon Jovi / Cinderella, 1987 Feb 14

It was great to see Bon Jovi and Cinderella that night. I remember Jon/John Bon Jovi talking about his home state of New Jersey on stage a lot that night. Thanks to my sister Theresa for the tickets and backstage passes.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

Boston with special guest Farrenheit

on Boston / Farrenheit, 1987 Oct 4

It was great to see Boston on their "Third Stage" tour. My friends John, Rome and me were on the second deck that night (straight back of the second deck, but we were to the left/center of the stage, a straight on view.. not on the left or right of stage) and all the sudden the spotlight at the Sportatorium shined on our section ... and all three of us stood up and waved to Boston while they were on the stage... no one around us was standing up. Then Brad Delp the singer for Boston waved right at us. That is a memory I will never forget! This was the third album from Boston and there were only two original bandmembers Brad Delp(Vocals), and Tom Scholz(Lead Guitar) that night,and on this album. Although Jim Masdea was on drums that night ... and technically he was the original drummer for Boston before Sib Hashian. He was the drummer, and did a most of the work on their original album, and was the drummer on the album for one song "Rock N Roll Band". Jim Masdea also got sole writing credit for the instrumental song "A New World" on the "Third Stage" album. It is possible Doug Huffman was the drummer that night... because Boston actually had two different drummers on that tour. Other musicians playing on stage with Boston that night were Gary Pihl (rhythm & lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), David Sikes ( vocals, bass, keyboards). Their hit "Amanda" was on this album.These are of course the main two original bandmembers of Boston. All of the original bandmembers of Boston from 1976 were set to reunite when Brad Delp was found dead at his home in March of 2007. What a terrible tragedy , and a huge loss for Rock n Roll. Just think what these men could have still created together in the future, and what a tour it would have been to see all the originals again together. "Boston" this night sang their entire "Third Stage" album which is their third studio album. 4 songs were sung off their 1st album; and 3 songs were sung off their 2nd album this night.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

Billy Idol with special guest The Cult

on Billy Idol / The Cult, 1987 Jul 26

It was great to see Billy Idol sing all those great songs from Rebel Yell that night. I believe this was the "Whiplash Smile" tour for Billy Idol. I remember liking The Cult as the opening band a lot that night. I bought the Cult Electric soon after this show. My friends John and Rome went with me to this concert. I remember us looking forward to not only Billy Idol , but Steve Stevens the guitarist of Billy Idol.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

The Cars with special guest Icehouse

on The Cars / Icehouse, 1987 Oct 24

It was great to see I think the original lineup of "The Cars" that night. They sang a lot of their great hits . I am glad I saw Benjamin Orr of The Cars that night... knowing now that he is no longer living (passed away in 2000). Ric Ocasek of The Cars was great also.I believe David Robinson, Elliot Easton and Greg Hawkes were also on stage at the Sportatorium for The Cars. The "Cars" were promoting the album " Door To Door" this night and on this tour. Icehouse was the opening band that night. My friend Peter went with me to this concert.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

Motley Crue

on Motley Crue / opening band Guns 'N' Roses, 1987 Nov 29

Guns & Roses was the opening band that night. It is hard for me to remember me even seeing them that night. Sometimes we would walk in late during guest bands, and Guns & Roses was really unheard of until 1988. So I might have seen their whole setlist , but I think I would have remembered how good they were if I did see them that night. Let this be a "BIG LESSON" to always always be there for the guest band from start to finish. You will never know if this album they are touring for right then will be a huge hit. This album Guns 'N' Roses was touring for this year was a CD called "Appetite For Destruction"; released earlier this year in July of 1987. This CD is now known as one of the best hard rock CDs/ albums EVER! It was great to see Motley Crue once again. I had row 7 seats from the stage on the floor of the Sportatorium. I believe the crowd on the floor of the Sportatorium was really pushing towards the front making my friend Kevin's girlfriend (Susan) cry and they had to leave momentarily because of that. Motley Crue as usual put on a great show. Thanks to my sister Theresa for getting me great seats and a backstage pass from her law firm for this show. Motley Crue was promoting their 4th studio album at the time called "Girls Girls Girls".

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

Def Leppard

on Def Leppard/Tesla, 1987 Dec 29

It was great to see Def Leppard . They were promoting the "Hysteria" album that night at the Hollywood Sportatorium. The crowd was huge and wild. This was the first time Def Leppard had come to South Florida since the "Pyromania" album. Hysteria was a good album and may have sold the most copies of any Def Leppard album, but I consider "High 'n' Dry" and "Pyromania" to be their best albums. It was also a unique concert, because this was the first tour that Rick Allen had returned from his 1984 accident that took off one of his arms. Rick Allen of Def Leppard played the drums that night with one arm (his only arm). Also, this would be the last tour with Steve Clark (one of the the guitarists for Def Leppard). Steve Clark would die untimely in early 1991 of a combination of prescription medications, and alcohol. I saw my friend Terry T in the crowd that night there , and talked to him some about this show. I went with my friend Orestes to this concert (maybe other friends also). Orestes was also the one that let me listen to Pyromania (which was played a lot on the radio in 1983/1984), and High 'N' Dry cassettes. I knew both of those albums very good thanks to him lending them to me.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

U2 with special guest "Red Rockers".

on U2 / Red Rockers, 1985 May 4

It was great for me to see U2 for the first time in my life at the "Hollywood Sportatorium". I remember they were very good. U2 was promoting their 4th studio album "The Unforgettable Fire" on this tour. This album had the hits "A Sort Of Homecoming", "Pride (In The Name Of Love)", "The Unforgettable Fire", "Bad", and "MLK". U2 band members that night were: Paul David Hewson aka "Bono" (Lead Vocals, guitar), David Howell Evans aka "The Edge" (Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals), Adam Clayton (Bass Guitar), Larry Mullen Jr. (Drums & Percussion). The Sportatorium was packed that night.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

Judas Priest with special guest Cinderella

on Judas Priest / Cinderella, 1988 Sep 18

It was great to see Judas Priest which was announced to the audience that night was the last concert at the Hollywood Sportatorium. I heard however there was a later concert than this from Country bands Highway 101, the Desert Rose Band, and Larry Boone on October 21, 1988 at the Sportatorium. I hear this (Judas Priest / Cinderella show) was the last rock concert at the Hollywood Sportatorium. Cinderella was the opening guest band . The Miami Arena opened in Downtown Miami I believe in July of 1988 ( In which I saw Robert Plant as the second overall event/concert at the Miami Arena only after Julio Iglesias at the Miami Arena). The Miami Arena is already torn down today and only had events/concerts at it for only 15 years or so because of a lack of luxury suites. The American Airlines Arena & National Car Rental Center (Today called BB&T Center) at the time took the Miami Arena's place. I drove up to the Hollywood Sportatorium, and went to this concert by myself since everyone seemed too busy to go to this concert with me. This was part of the "Ram It Down" tour for Judas Priest.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 28

U2 with special guest "Los Lobos"

on U2 / Los Lobos, 1987 Dec 3

The December 3, 1987 (The Joshua Tree Tour) was a great concert. This album/CD had the hits "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", "With Or Without You", "Where The Streets Have No Name", "In God's Country", "Red Hill Mining Town", "Bullet The Blue Sky", and "One Tree Hill" on it. U2 sounded great on stage. "The Joshua Tree" is possibly the best album in the history of U2. I do remember my friend Mark and I booing Bono when he started talking bad about Ronald Reagan and started pushing his leftist agenda. Can't remember what he was saying exactly but I know I did not like what he was saying. Mark reminded me he was telling the United States to get out of involvement with Nicaragua (the shipping of arms to the rebels), and I remember he acted as if the United States were the bad guys of the world. ... so we were right on the field , right towards the front of the stage when he started his political speeches. I am on the left when it comes to Animal Rights, The Environment, and Marijuana rights. However his speech were about different leftist ideas. He started saying things like the United States should get out of these certain countries & other things. Don't get me wrong, I love their music... just not some of their political ideas. Of course I was there for the music... not his speeches! I went with my friend Mark to this concert. U2 band members are the same this night as they have always been: Paul David Hewson aka "Bono" (Lead Vocals, Guitar), David Howell Evans aka "The Edge" (Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals), Adam Clayton (Bass Guitar), Larry Mullen Jr. (Drums, Percussion).

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Whitesnake with special guest Great White

on Whitesnake / Great White, 1988 Mar 25

Hard for me to remember this concert... I was probably pretty intoxicated from an aeromatic substance... I do remember it, and I have the ticket stub from it.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Bon Jovi with special guest Cinderella

on Bon Jovi / Cinderella, 1987 Feb 14

I have the ticket stub to prove that the concert was on this February 14, 1987 date. If it was changed to a later date I would always cross off the original date on my ticket stub after the concert and put the new date of the concert.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

About this Elton John concert.

on Elton John, 1984 Nov 16

This concert was originally suppose to happen on October 14, 1984 ... it was postponed until November 16, 1984.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Judas Priest with special guest Kick Axe

on Judas Priest / Kick Axe, 1984 Jul 1

This was one of the greatest stage setups and concerts I have ever been to. The whole stage was the Metallion Monster. The drums were on top of one claw of the Monster and Rob Halford walked out of the mouth and down the leg of the Monster onto the lowest deck of the stage. I believe it was a three deck stage. This was part of the "Defenders Of The Faith" tour for Judas Priest at the Sportatorium. I have a July 1, 1984 ticket stub from this show. Kick Axe was the opening band that night. My friends Bobby and Terry R went with me to this concert.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Ronnie James Dio with special guest Accept.

on Ronnie James Dio / Accept, 1986 Jun 6

It was a rainy day. Dio was great that night at the Sportatorium! I know he sang one of my favorite songs from him "Mystery" that night. Because I was waiting for him to sing that song and he did not let me down. Accept was the opening act for him.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Scorpions with special guest Bon Jovi

on Scorpions / Bon Jovi, 1984 Jul 14

I had row five seats on the floor for this concert at the Sportatorium. I also had backstage passes (Thanks to my sister Theresa for those passes) in which I was standing next to Jon Bon Jovi backstage to watch "The Scorpions" take the stage. Stupid me I did not get his autograph and I had a camera also did not get my picture with him. Very stupid mistake on my part! I did get the autograph of the bass guitarist of the Scorpions that night. The Scorpions were touring for and promoting the album "Love At First Sting". This album had some of their greatest hits on it.. Songs "Rock You Like A Hurricane", "Big City Nights", and "Still Loving You" were on this album. "The Scorpions" band members that night were Klaus Meine (Lead Vocals), Mathias Jabs ( Lead Guitar, Vocals), Rudolf Schenker (Rythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Vocals), Francis Buchholz ( Bass Guitar, Vocals), and Herman Rarebell (Drums, Percussion, Vocals). Bobby Rondinelli (Of Rainbow Drums) and Jimmy Bain (Dio, Rainbow, and Wild Horses - Bass) did the Drums and Bass for the actual recording on this album because the regulars Buchholz and Rarebell were temporarily out of the band for the recording but there for the tour.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

About RUSH

on Rush, 1985 Mar 15

This was the first time I had ever seen RUSH. I remember it was a great show, and everyone including me would always wait for the Neil Peart drum solo. This was just after the Grace Under Pressure album and was the warmup concert before the Power Windows album. This was still more of a "Grace Under Pressure" tour more than a "Power Windows" tour because they did 6 out of the 8 songs off the "Grace Under Pressure" album... even though this has been labeled on RUSH websites as the Power Windows warm up tour. Its just this is one of the first times they did "The Big Money", and "Middletown Dreams" live that were on the "Power Windows" album.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

About RUSH at this concert

on Rush, 1988 Feb 16

This was part of the "Hold Your Fire" album tour. It was a great show and it was the second time I had seen RUSH overall and at the Hollywood Sportatorium. I went with my friends John and Rome to this concert. Tommy Shaw from "Styx" was the opening band for this concert. I tried to enter Tommy Shaw on the heading with RUSH but it would not let me. I do remember he sang some songs that he did with Styx. This concert was originally set for February 13, 1988 and it was cancelled. This concert was rescheduled and played on February 16, 1988.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

About Van Halen at this concert

on Van Halen, 1984 Jan 20

I was really excited about this concert. I had loved their Van Halen, Fair Warning , and Women and Children First albums. I remember seeing a banner in the Sportatorium that night that read Eddie we want your wife (meaning Vallerie Bertinelli). Eddie Van Halen on stage did not say anything ... he just jammed. David Lee Roth was wild and very energetic. He did his jumps just like he did on the videos on MTV. He told a wild story about Alex Van Halen banging some girl to the audience (Don't know if it was really true). It was really great to see the original Van Halen lineup that night(David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen , Michael Anthony, Alex Van Halen). They were promoting the "1984" album that night at the Sportatorium. Autograph was the opening band for Van Halen this night.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

ZZ top , Foghat, and Sammy Hagar

on ZZ Top w/Foghat and Sammy Hagar, 1983 May 29

I remember the two front men for ZZ top had these two blue mechanic jump suits, and long beards and there was some great lasers at this show. It was the day before memorial day in 1983. We had our battery stolen from the Sportatorium parking lot from an early 1970s station wagon that me and at least 6 other friends of mine had gone to the concert in. There was no lock on the hood of this car. A lot of these earlier cars had no lock to the hood then. So we had to wait a while while a friend James's brother (John) brought us a battery for the car after the concert. This was the height of ZZ top at the time. This was part of the "Eliminator" album tour for ZZ top. Foghat of course sang "Slow Ride" that night. Sammy Hagar was great and sung "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy" , and "Three Lock Box". My friends James, John A, Terry T, Terry R, Bobby, and Kevin went with me to this concert. Sammy Hagar was promoting the album "Three Lock Box" .

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Cheap Trick with special guest UFO

on Cheap Trick w/UFO, 1981 Apr 20

This was the very first concert I ever went to. I was in the 9th grade and it was a thrill to see Cheap Trick. I remember seeing Rick Nielsen with his 5 or 6 neck guitar, and them doing at least one Beatles song. It was the original lineup of Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson(Although Wikipedia says Tom Petersson was not there... I swear he was), and Bun E. Carlos. Bun E. Carlos on drums always had a cigarette in his mouth. Of course they sang " I Want You To Want Me", "Dream Police", and "Surrender".UFO as the guest band was also very good. My brother Mike drove us to this concert in a small Mazda RX7, and my friends James, Kevin, and Mark went with me to it. Mark did not quite make it inside that night. We had drank Southern Comfort Whiskey near some Australian Pine trees northeast of, and not far from the Sheraton Riverhouse hotel near Miami International Airport where my brother Mike worked as the manager of the health club there. Mark drank the most of it... he actually drank a lot of it... James and Kevin drank more than me... I could only drink a little bit since I could not handle my liquor as good as my friends. Mark stumbled up the steps of the Sunrise Musical theatre ... and he threw up right in front of security on the steps of the Sunrise Musical Theatre with my brother Mike, and my friends James and Kevin and I right nearby. The security guy thought he was on qualudes... when actually he was just screwed up from all the Southern Comfort Whiskey he had drank. Poor Mark... he threw up outside the car while sitting in it all during the concert... with my brother Mike checking up on him... since the security of Sunrise would not let him inside... plus he was in no shape to be inside anyway. Cheap Trick was promoting the album "All Shook Up" on this tour... which had the songs "Stop This Game", "Just Got Back", and "World's Greatest Lover" on it. UFO was promoting the album "The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent" on this tour. Band members of UFO this night were: Phil Mogg (Vocals), Pete Way (Bass), Andy Parker (Drums), Neil Carter (Keyboards), and Paul Chapman (guitar). Poor Mark... even on the way home... had the dry heaves and we had to make a few stops on the way home in that Mazda ... just to make sure he would not throw up in the car. We should have bought Mark a Cheap Trick concert shirt but we did not think of it... we should have..... since concert shirts meant so much to us back then at that age.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Blackfoot with special guests Danny Joe Brown & Savoy Brown

on Blackfoot / Danny Joe Brown / Savoy Brown, 1981 Jul 28

This was a night for Southern Fried Rock n Roll. Blackfoot was great. They sang "The Highway Song", and "Train Train". Blackfoot had their classic lineup with Rick Medlocke (Lead Vocals, Guitars), Charlie Hargrett (Guitar), Greg T. Walker (Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals), and Jakson " Thunderfoot" Spires (Percussion, Drums, Vocals). Blackfoot was promoting their album "Marauder" on this tour. This album had hits of theirs "Fly Away", "Too Hard To Handle", "Diary Of A Workingman", and "Rattlesnake Rock 'n' Roller" on it. Marauder is considered the last of the three greatest albums put out by Blackfoot. Danny Joe Brown formally of Molly Hatchet sang some Molly Hatchet songs. He sang two hits he sang and wrote for Molly Hatchet called "Flirtin' With Disaster", and " Whiskey Man". He was a member and lead singer of Molly Hatchet from 1978-1980, and 1982-1996 before his death in 2005. Savoy Brown the first of the three bands onstage was also good. I remember this was right around the time Princess Diana married Prince Charles in England because that was all the media was talking about at the time. My friend James went with me to this concert, and his brother John also went, and drove us there. Blackfoot, and Danny Joe Brown were all part of that great music coming out of Jacksonville, Florida in the late 1960s thru the early 1980s. Rick Medlocke (Now former lead singer of Blackfoot) was a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd back in the 1970s for a short time, and is now again a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd today in 2011.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

The Pretenders with special guest The Alarm

on The Pretenders / The Alarm, 1984 Mar 28

The Pretenders were very good that night. This was one stop on the "Learning To Crawl" album/tour. This album had hit songs on it "Middle Of The Road", "Back On The Chain Gang","My City Was Gone", "Thin Line Between Love and Hate", "Show Me", and "2000 Miles"... Great Album! I waited for band members to walk out of the back door to the tour buses. I was able to meet I think a couple of members of "The Alarm" and then I got Chrissie Hynde's autograph of "The Pretenders". Chrissie Hynde seemed a bit tired and irritated that there were some fans waiting outside by their tour bus, but she still signed some autographs. Great Concert. I think my friend James went with me that night, not sure who else. The Band members of "The Pretenders" that night was Chrissie Hynde (Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica), Martin Chambers (Drums, Vocals), Robbie McIntosh (Lead Guitar, Vocals), and Malcolm Foster (Bass Guitar, Vocals).

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

The Go Go's with INXS

on The Go Go's / INXS, 1984 Jul 23

It was great to see the Go Go's that night. The Go Go's were promoting the album "Talk Show" that had come out earlier this year (1984). It had the hit song "Head Over Heals" on it. INXS was great also. They had just come out with the album "The Swing". Just two or three years later INXS would become huge. Terry T and I were on top of the Dragon Wagon (A 1970 Ford Station wagon that at the time or later on had shamrocks painted on it) hanging on to the luggage rack on top of the car laying down (we did this a lot on Krome Ave coming home from the Hollywood Sportatorium in the middle of the night looking at the stars while our driver was going 70 to 90 mph lol... that was awesome)! I was always one of the two that was up on top of the car in the luggage rack. On the way home on the Florida Turnpike we were pulled over by a Florida State Trooper on the way home. My friend Terry T got a ticket that night even though my friend James was driving... long story. I do remember the state trooper calling James unAmerican... James yelled at the cop for saying that... but Terry and I calmed James down... before the cop made even more trouble for us. The cop said if we stuck to our story he could have arrested us for something like endangering the lives of others etc etc... so he only gave Terry the speeding ticket.... So I guess the cop could have been more of a jerk than he was. I also got to see my friend Ernie from high school at that concert outside the Sunrise Musical Theatre. Great memories.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Cheap Trick and John Waite

on Cheap Trick / John Waite, 1985 Nov 5

This was a very good concert. My friend Terry had a flat on the way up but we still made it to the concert on time. John Waite I know sang his famous song "Missing You" during this show. We happened to meet John Waite after the concert and he was very very nice. He signed autographs for my friend and I. My friend Terry R went with me that night.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Duran Duran

on Duran Duran / Terence D'Arby, 1993 Jul 16

It was great to see Duran Duran that night. They were promoting "The Wedding Album". Simon Le Bon, John Taylor , and Nick Rhodes were the only original band members with them at that time; but they did sing "Ordinary World" and "Come Undone", which were huge hits on the radio that summer. Warren Cuccurullo (former guitarist of Missing Persons) was the guitarist for Duran Duran this night, and on this Wedding Album (Even though this album is just called Duran Duran like their 1st album... they named it this because of the different photos on its cover... one of the largest photos in the middle of the album cover being a wedding picture. Warren Cuccurullo was their guitarist from the album Notorious released in 1986 all the way through Duran Duran's album Pop Trash released in 2000, and was with the band until 2001 when guitarist Andy Taylor rejoined the band again... but then in 2006 he left... and Dom Brown became their guitarist. Duran Duran had different drummers from 1987-2001 until original drummer Roger Taylor rejoined the band in 2001. These two girls outside the Sunrise Musical Theatre that night gave me two free tickets for this show. I called my friend John, but he did not want to go. He is, and was more of hard rock/metal only person. I wanted to call Adriana after I got the two free tickets, but I never got enough nerve to actually do that because I felt I probably would have been shot down by her at the time anyway. Wow... how much I wanted her to be at that show with me. I went by myself to this concert... but I thank those two girls that gave me the free tickets to this show very much. If I would not have gotten these tickets I would have bought one anyway for sure. I remember waiting outside the back area of the Sunrise Theatre after the show. I saw Simon LeBon , John Taylor, and Nick Rhodes whisked away in a van after this show. I was hoping to get their autographs, but never did that night.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Ringo Starr & his all star band

on Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, 1999 Mar 27

This was the first and only time so far I have seen Ringo Starr. I am in awe whenever I see one of the original Beatles (I count him as an original Beatle over Pete Best). With Ringo that night was Jack Bruce (from Cream), Simon Kirke (from Bad Company), Todd Rundgren (of 1970's fame), Gary Booker, and Timothy Cappello. Ringo sang two Beatles songs that night (Yellow Submarine, and With A Little Help From My Friends). Ringo also sang his solo hits: You're Sixteen, It Don't Come Easy, and the No No Song. Jack Bruce of "Cream" sounded terrific that night. Jack sang, and played bass for the song "Sunshine Of Your Love". His bass guitar playing was extremely good. A very long bass solo with this song. Todd Rundgren sang and played guitar for "Hello It's Me", and "I Saw The Light". Simon Kirke sang and played drums for "Shooting Star". Gary Booker sang "A Whiter Shade Of Pale". Timothy Cappello did his song "I Still Believe". They had classic cars outside the Sunrise Musical Theatre with lots of oldies from the local radio station Magic 102 playing mainly 1960's and some 1970's songs several hours before the show... plus it was on my birthday ... Great birthday that year for me. I went with my good English friend Clay to that show. He treated me to the show.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

The Moody Blues

on The Moody Blues, 2000 Jul 7

It was great for me to see "The Moody Blues" after years of loving their music. With "The Moody Blues" that night was singer Justin Hayward (who sounded GREAT), John Lodge, Graeme Edge, and Ray Thomas,plus a couple of other musicians. They were promoting the "Strange Times" cd. I went with a girl from Colombia to that concert and even though she mainly spoke spanish only. She loved the show.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Journey/Aerosmith/Sammy Hagar/Bryan Adams

on Journey / Aerosmith / Sammy Hagar / Bryan Adams, 1983 Apr 24

It was great to see this huge concert. It was one of those all day concerts that started soon after 12 noon. Bryan Adams I believe was the first band on, and he sang "Cuts Like A Knife". Sammy Hagar was next on stage and I remember he had a headset type microphone and was climbing up and down the steel construction around the stage. He sang "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy" and "Three Lock Box". Next was Aerosmith... they looked drunk on stage and did not sound that great but it was still great to see them. Last on stage ... and it was nighttime by this time... was Journey. They were promoting the "Frontiers" album...which I know they sang "Separate Ways", "Send Her My Love", and "Faithfully" off of that album. Great concert! Great seeing what I call the heart of the lineup of Journey in the history of that band- Steve Perry (Lead Vocals), Neal Schon (Guitar), Ross Valory (Bass), Steve Smith (Drums), and Jonathan Cain (Keyboard & Guitar). I went with my friends Al and Mark to this concert. Bryan Adams was promoting the album "Cuts Like A Knife" , Aerosmith was promoting the album " Rock In A Hard Place". Sammy Hagar was promoting the album "Three Lock Box".

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

David Bowie

on David Bowie, 1987 Sep 18

It was great to see David Bowie at the Orange Bowl that night. He had Peter Frampton as one of his guitarists. David Bowie was promoting the "Glass Spider Tour". The concert seemed like it was half music and half Broadway Stage Theatrics. It was a huge stage that had legs, and the head and eyes of a spider. He did not sing "Major Tom" which I wish he would have, but he did sing a lot of his hit songs. I went with my friend Mark to this concert.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

on Bruce Springsteen, 1985 Sep 9

I stood in line overnight out west on Kendall Drive for tickets. Bruce Springsteen had another one of his 3+ hour concerts. There was an intermission. He was promoting the "Born In The USA" album. The E Street Band with Clarence Clemons on Saxophone was also there. I went with my friend Mark to this concert. The Sunday morning (less than a week before this concert my Light Gray 1980 Grand Prix I was driving was totaled in an auto accident because someone ran a stop sign while I was on my way to work as a cook at 5:00 am to 5:30 am to Neighbors Restaurant.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

on Bruce Springsteen, 1985 Sep 10

I went to the first night (Sept. 9th) and then a second night right in a row on (Sept. 10th). Someone had a ticket for me for the following night and I enjoyed the first night so much that I went to both 3+ hour concerts in a row. My car was totaled within a week of these concerts (The accident was not my falt) ... So Bruce and the E Street Band cheered me up a lot. Both nights were great and I think he sang the entire " Born In The USA" album. I went with my sisters Pat and Theresa, and my brother Mike to this concert . I think my sister Theresa got us tickets from her law firm for this concert.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Genesis

on Genesis, 1987 Mar 1

I sat way in the upper deck far away, but it was still great to see Phil Collins with Genesis. Peter Gabriel was not with them on this tour, and had left the band long before this show. I believe Genesis that night consisted of Phil Collins (drums, vocals), Tony Banks (keyboard), and Mike Rutherford (bass guitar,guitar), with some other musicians. I believe this was the "Invisible Touch" tour. Which this album consisted of hits "Invisible Touch", "Land Of Confusion", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "In Too Deep", and "Throwing It All Away".

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

The Police, The Fixx , and The Animals

on The Police / The Fixx / The Animals, 1983 Oct 28

The Police were promoting the "Synchronicity" album. Sting, Stewart Copeland, and Andy Summers were all there. This would be the last time I saw them until July of 2007. They did most of the songs off the Synchronicity album including the newly released "Every Breath You Take", "King Of Pain", "Wrapped Around Your Finger", "Walking In Your Footsteps", and "Synchronicity I and II". Plus a lot of their hits before this album. The Fixx were promoting the "Reach The Beach" album and sang "One Thing Leads To Another", "Saved By Zero" and "The Sign Of Fire" off that album. They also sang "Red Skies". The band members of "The Fixx" on this tour was Cy Curnin (vocals), Adam Woods (drums), Rupert Greenall (keyboards), Jamie West-Oram (guitar), and Dan K Brown (bass). The Animals were there but I missed seeing them because my friend Bobby left his ticket somewhere else and we were late getting to the concert. It is a shame we were late because it was the original lineup of "The Animals" Eric Burdon (vocals), Alan Price (keyboards), Chas Chandler (bass), Hilton Valentine (guitar), and John Steel (drums). They had not been together since 1976, and they also released a new album for this tour called "Ark". I was upset we did not see them, but what could I do... that was my only ride to the concert. I went with my friends James, Terry T, Terry R, Bobby , and Kevin to this concert.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

The Eagles with special guest Melissa Etheridge

on The Eagles / Melissa Etheridge, 1994 Jul 24

It was great to see the original "Eagles". Glenn Frey (vocals, guitar), Don Henley(lead vocals, drums), Don Felder (lead guitar), Timothy B. Schmit (bass guitar), and Joe Walsh (guitar and keyboards). They were soon to release the album "Hell Freezes Over" later that same year.
Life's Been Good, Boys Of Summer, Hotel California, One Of These Nights, Dirty Laundry, and Life In The Fast Lane were my favorite songs sung that night ... but I loved them all! Melissa Etheridge was was the opening act and was very good.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

The Rolling Stones

on The Rolling Stones, 1989 Nov 15

It was great to see the Rolling Stones that night. Mick Jaggar, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood , and Keith Richards were all there. They sang almost all of their hits that night. I believe this was the "Steel Wheels" tour. It was great to see a huge part of rock n roll history that night. I went with my entire family to this concert.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

The Jacksons Victory Tour - Starring Michael Jackson

on The Jacksons (Victory Tour), 1984 Nov 2

Even though I am more of a rock/hard rock/heavy metal person... I was offered a ticket if I stayed in line overnight for the Jackson's Victory Tour tickets. So I stood overnight at the Specs Music Store with many other people (Huge Line) on US1 (Dixie Hwy) next to Riviera Cinema in Coral Gables. We had descent seats on the lower deck of the Orange Bowl (row 12). I saw Michael Jackson with his brothers sing a lot of their songs together as "The Jackson Five, and The Jacksons". Michael Jackson also sang a lot of his hits of his great album "Thriller". Michael Jackson did do his trademark moonwalk, and yes he had the glove. Great concert even though this is not really my type of music. I did enjoy it very much.
The Jacksons on stage that night were: Randy Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Michael Jackson, Marlon Jackson, & Jackie Jackson. This tour was the first time all 6 Jackson brothers played and sung together on stage since 1975. I went with my sister Theresa and maybe others to this concert.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Robert Plant

on Robert Plant, 1988 Jul 14

This was the second overall event/concert at the "Miami Arena". Julio Iglesias was the first event at the Miami Arena ( I did not go to that show). Robert Plant this night and on this tour was promoting the CD "Now And Zen". Robert Plant was great that night he sang a lot of his solo hits plus he added several Led Zeppelin songs. His voice at that time still sounded great singing those classic Led Zeppelin songs. I heard this tour was really the first tour since Led Zeppelin ended that he sang Led Zeppelin songs. My friend John and I were there for this show. It was a great show but too much security... they were really cracking down on anyone smoking anything at the arena that night. I bet these same idiots that did this go home and booze it up after the show...(What Hypocrits)! People still found a way to do some smoking anyway. They did not want the "Miami Arena" to become another "Hollywood Sportatorium".

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

The Doobie Brothers

on The Doobie Brothers, 1989 Sep 1

This was the Doobie Brother lineup from the early 1970's (Before Michael McDonald). It was a terrific show.... but again too much security. I believe my friend John went with me to this concert. The Doobie Brother band for this concert was (The exact Doobie Brother band from 1971 and 1972 and featured three of the originals of the originals). Tom Johnston (Vocals, Guitar with DB since 1969/1970), Patrick Simmons (Vocals, Guitar with DB since 1970), Tiran Porter (Bass, Vocals with DB since 1971), John Hartman (Drums, Vocals with DB since 1969/1970), Michael Hossack (Drums, Percussion with DB since 1971). Other main musicians on this tour were Bill Payne (piano), Bumpus (Sax, Flute), Dale Ockerman, Richard Bryant, and Jimi Fox (playing Keyboards, guitar, and background vocals). Bobby Lakind made this album (Cycles released in 1989) with the Doobie Brothers that year, and had been a Doobie Brother since 1978, a roadie with them before then. He had to not tour with them and had to leave the band that year because of health reasons. These members were all The Doobie Brothers before the Michael McDonald era of the Doobie Brothers. In 1987 was the only year except October of 1992 that the Doobie Brothers were ALL Together including Michael McDonald. Patrick Simmons is the only Doobie Brother to be with the band none stop since their beginning in 1970. In 1969 They actually went under a different name called "Pud" which had Tom Johnston and John Hartman in that band. But in 1970 they actually became the Doobie Brothers in which Patrick Simmons was added.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Duran Duran

on Duran Duran / The Pursuit Of Happiness, 1989 Jan 14

Duran Duran was promoting the CD ( Big Thing) that night. Original Duran Duran band members included Simon LeBon (vocals), John Taylor (bass guitar), and Nick Rhodes (keyboards). With Duran Duran and would become a permanent member of the band later even though he was part of Duran Duran from the Notorius (1986) thru the Pop Trash CD (2000) was Warren Cuccurullo (Formally of the band Missing Persons). This was the first of many times I would see Duran Duran in concert. I had been a fan of theirs since 1982 from the RIO album. They were very good in concert. My friend Joe went with me to this concert. The Pursuit Of Happiness was the opening band for Duran Duran that night.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

The CURE

on The Cure / The Cranes, 1992 Jun 3

The Cure was promoting the CD "Wish"... which had their hit "Friday I'm In Love" on it. Band members with "The Cure" on this tour were: Robert Smith (All vocals, guitar, string bass, and keyboards), Simon Gallup (bass guitar, keyboards), Porl Thompson (guitar), Boris Williams (drums, percussion), and Perry Bamonte (guitar, 6 string bass, keyboards). It was a great concert... they sang some of their old hits plus some from their great CD "Disintegration". Only Perry Bamonte was a new member since that CD for this tour. I was hoping a girl (Adriana) I loved at the time would show up to this concert in the seat next to me with I ticket I left for her--but she never showed up. No matter what though, I will love Adriana forever. Adriana... I miss you terribly even up to this day.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

KISS

on KISS, 1996 Sep 17

I felt like I was in the 6th & 7th grade again watching original KISS band members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss again reunited for this tour. They did the exact "KISS Alive II" stage setup. They all had all the makeup on.. Gene Simmons spit up blood, Ace Frehley had the smoke come out of his guitar and sang "Shock Me", Peter Criss did the song "Beth".. I think Paul Stanley looked literally right at me which was a thrill since I was a fan of theirs since I was 11 years old back in 1977. I dressed up as Gene Simmons for a Halloween dance at Cristina's house back then (My brother Mike put Gene's makeup face on me). I also set up trash cans in the driveway as drums of our house, and we had broomsticks ,brooms or something as guitars and my friends Willie and Davie blared Kiss Alive II out the window of their house. My friend Chris and I played that music very loud in his house at the time. We also had to have our KISS tattoos on us that came with that album. KISS sounded great this night.... What a show... I never thought I would see this show that I fantasized about since 1977 when I was too young to go to concerts during their Hey Day. Thank you KISS for doing this tour! Super GREAT show!

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

The Police

on The Police, 2007 Jul 10

It was great to see Sting, Stewart Copeland, and Andy Summers back together. They did not come out with a new album for this tour, but they did sing a lot of great hits from their past live. It had been almost 24 years since the first time I saw them back in October of 1983. Maroon 5 and Fiction Plane were the opening bands for The Police this night. Joe Sumner (son of Sting) was the bass guitarist for "Fiction Plane".

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

The Who

on The Who, 1989 Jul 30

It was great to see original WHO band members Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, and John Entwistle. They sounded really good and they sang a lot of their hits. Only missing original drummer Keith Moon who passed away in 1978. Today John Entwistle is no longer living (passed away in 2002), and it is just Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend left. Glad I got to see him with his band.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Paul McCartney

on Paul McCartney, 2002 May 17

It was the first time I had seen Paul McCartney live in concert. He sang a lot of Beatles songs, and a lot of his solo songs, and a couple of songs from Wings. He did not sing Let 'Em In, and Silly Love Songs, and Listen What The Man Said... I wish he would have sung those songs. He sounded great and everyone ... including me is just in awe when you see an original Beatle sound so good and know the history behind the man. He also had something very nice to say about George Harrison who died the year before. Then he sang the song "Something" after his nice words about George. I went with my co-workers De De, my friend Dan and his girlfriend Allyson to this concert.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

AC/DC

on AC/DC / Wide Mouth Mason, 2001 Mar 18

It was great to see AC/DC this night ... especially since I had not seen them since January of 1982 at the Hollywood Sportatorium. AC/DC had a tour bus show up to the Hard Rock Cafe that was at the Sawgrass Mills Mall right across the street from the venue at the time (This was before they opened up the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida). So I took my picture with the tour bus that had AC/DC written big on it and an Angus Young picture on it. I had too much to drink and I smoked that night. So I had to leave towards the end of the concert because of this. I had never been sick or left a concert early but this one I did. I won't party that much again for a show like I did that evening. I know AC/DC sounded great and they sang "Shook Me All Night Long, Hells Bells, and Back In Black. I went with my friend Dan and his girlfriend Allyson to this concert. AC/DC was promoting the Album/Cd "Stiff Upper Lip" for this tour. I think we missed Wide Mouth Mason completely.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Duran Duran

on Duran Duran / Clear Static, 2005 Feb 11

It was great to see the original five member band of Duran Duran back together since 1985. Simon LeBon, John Taylor, Andy Taylor, Roger Taylor, and Nick Rhodes. They were promoting the "Astronaut" CD which has the popular song "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise" on it. The band played a very long set, they seemed energetic , and very happy to be playing with each other. This was only the 2nd stop of the "Astronaut Tour" in North Ameica. San Juan, Puerto Rico I believe was the first stop. I went with my friend Mohammed to this concert.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Van Halen

on Van Halen, 2008 Feb 12

It was great for me to see Van Halen again since I had not seen them since January of 1984. I did miss Michael Anthony from the original lineup this time however Wolfgang Van Halen did a nice job. David Lee Roth did not have near the energy this time as he did in 1984 on stage and his hair was a lot shorter. Eddie and Alex Van Halen sounded good, but there was a muffle type sound to this concert and I confirmed it when I got home and saw some YouTube recordings from this concert. I still enjoyed the show and I hope to see the original four with Michael Anthony sometime in the future... no offense to Wolfgang Van Halen. There was no new material for this concert..... they just sang their past hits. I went with my friends John and Rome to this concert. Ky-Mani Marley (one of the sons of the great Bob Marley) was the opening band for Van Halen. He sang two of his dad's hits "No Woman No Cry", and " I Shot The Sheriff". This site would not allow me to put this input later with Van Halen in the performer field.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Metallica

on Metallica / Lamb Of God / Gojira, 2009 Oct 1

It was great to see James Hetfield (guitars, vocals), Lars Ulrich (Drums), and Kirk Hammett (Lead Guitar) from the original lineup from the Black Album which was my favorite album of thiers ... Jason Newsted was not with them and is no longer with the band. Robert Trujillo played bass that night, and has been with the band since 2003. They had an unusual stage set up where the stage was in the middle of the floor of the arena. and could be seen from all the way around the "Bankatlantic Center". It was a very good show. Metallica was promoting their new album at the time "Death Magnetic'. Thanks to my friend Dan, or else I would not have been able to go to this concert. My friend Dan and I had a great time at that show.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Heaven & Hell / Alice Cooper / Queensryche

on Heaven & Hell / Alice Cooper / Queensryche, 2007 Sep 15

It was the original lineup from the Heaven & Hell , and Mob Rules album... although Bill Ward played drums on the actual album of Heaven and Hell (Black Sabbath) back in 1980. However Vinny Appice toured as the drummer with them back then, and was back this time with them as the drummer. The bandmembers for Heaven & Hell were Ronnie James Dio (Vocals), Tony Iommi (Lead Guitar), Geezer Butler (Bass Guitar), and Vinny Appice (Drums). They went under the name Black Sabbath in the early 1980's after Ozzy was kicked out of the band for a long time. Now Black Sabbath is only when Ozzy Osbourne is the singer with Tony Iommi , Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward on drums. Ronnie James Dio unfortunately passed away in May of 2010 of stomach cancer. Ronnie sounded great and I have some great pictures of this concert in storage that I need to put in my concert photo albums. Just get the Heaven & Hell DVD live at Radio City Music Hall to have a feel of how great they sounded. The crowd at the Bankatlantic center was only about one fourth filled. This band deserves a sell out every night wherever they went. I was only five rows from the stage right in front of Tony Iommi . Tony Iommi looked up and saw my friend and I standing the whole time jamming and enjoying ourselves ... he had a smile on his face sometimes looking up at us . I know he was looking right at my friend John and I. Super Great Concert! It was also great to see Alice Cooper after all these years of me wanting to see him live. He sang "School's Out For Summer", and "I'm Eighteen". Queensryche was also very good.

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Renfield13 2011 Jun 29

Iron Maiden

on Iron Maiden / Black Tide, 2011 Apr 16

It was great to see the same Iron Maiden in 2011 that I saw in February of 1985 on the Powerslave tour. Iron Maiden was a six man band this time, plus the great five band members that they had in the early 1980s and thru the rest of the 1980s.
Bruce Dickenson (Vocals), Dave Murray (Guitar), Adrian Smith (Guitar), newer member added in the 1990s Janick Gers (Guitar), Steve Harris (Bass Guitar), and Nicko McBrain (Drums). I had not kept up with Iron Maiden since the mid 1980s but I did remember 2 Minutes To Midnight, The Trooper, Iron Maiden , The Number Of The Beast, Hallowed Be Thy Name, and Running Free from back then that they did this night. It was a great concert and Bruce Dickenson had unbelievable energy on stage ... you can tell he keeps himself fit. But I liked his very long hair back in the 1980s as compared to his short hair today. He still has a great voice and the band was very very good with their songs! Thanks to my friend Dan, or else I would not have been able to go to this concert. My friend Dan and I had a great time at that show. Iron Maiden was promoting the album/cd "Final Frontier" on this tour. Black Tide was the guest band and were good.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 30

RUSH

on Rush, 2008 Apr 13

It was great to see RUSH on the "Snakes & Arrows tour". There were no keyboards on this album... It was like listening to the 1970s RUSH again. Great Album. They sounded great ...Natural Science, Witch Hunt, Ghost Of A Chance, The Trees ,and 2112/ The Temples Of Syrinx were my favorite songs sang this night. Its great so see the original lineup that has been together since 1974 still together today. Geddy Lee (Vocals, Bass, Keyboards), Alex Lifeson (Guitar), Neil Peart (Drums). I went with my friends John and Rome to this concert.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 30

YES

on Yes, 1988 Jan 24

Super great concert....I had missed them on the 90125 tour and so I had to see them on this "Big Generator" tour. It was the same lineup in YES as the 90125 album... Which was Jon Anderson (Vocals), Trevor Rabin (Guitar), Chris Squire (Bass Guitar), Alan White (Drums), and Tony Kaye (Keyboards). Jon Anderson sounded great... I remember liking the song "Heart Of The Sunrise" a lot more after that concert, and "Wurm". "Yours Is No Disgrace" sounded great also. I still remember in the early to mid 1970's when I was between the ages of 7 and 10 years old getting a YES cup from 7'11 convenient store as my Slurpee. The other Slurpee Cup I got then I remember of all people was Freddy Fender. My friends John and Rome went with me to this concert.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 30

RUSH

on Rush, 2007 Jun 15

This was the 1st of two times RUSH visited South Florida for promoting the "Snakes & Arrows" CD. The second time would be in April 2008 at the Bankatlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. This was a great concert. I was row 17 from the stage on Alex Lifeson's side. I went with my friend Joe to this concert.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 30

Judas Priest

on Judas Priest / Queensryche, 2005 Jun 23

Judas Priest was promoting their newest CD since Rob Halford rejoined the band. The name of the CD was "Angel Of Retribution". This CD is one of their finest CD's they have done as a band. The original front four of Priest was back... They have had revolving drummers throughout the years since 1973/1974 since the band formed. Judas Priest band members that night were: Rob Halford (Vocals), KK Downing (Lead Guitar), Glenn Tipton (Lead Guitar), Ian Hill (Bass Guitar), and Scott Travis (Drums). Scott Travis has been their drummer since at least the early 1990's "Painkiller" CD. It was a great show and this same lineup would follow up this CD with a super great concept album in "Nostradamus". I went with my friends Dan and Mohammed to this concert.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 30

OZZFEST 1999

on Black Sabbath / OZZFEST 1999, 1999 May 27

It was great to see the original Black Sabbath that night (Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward). The song "Black Sabbath" that night was unreal! That is always my favorite song they sing.... they have so many great songs. Rob Zombie was on stage before Sabbath and Rob Zombie and his band sounded great. He had this video screen showing clips of classic horror movies in the background behind the stage. I loved his classic horror theme he has on stage since I am a huge classic horror fan.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 30

OZZFEST 2000

on OZZFEST 2000 / Ozzy Osbourne, 2000 Jul 2

With OZZY in OZZFEST 2000 was Pantera, Godsmack, Static-X, Incubus, Methods of Mayhem, P.O.D., Queens of the Stoneage, Apartment 26. This was the first year that this venue was actually called the Mars Music Amphitheatre- as is the spelling on my ticket stub... it is the same venue as The Coral Sky Amphitheatre. I went with my friend Dan to this concert and maybe others.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 30

on Judas Priest , 2009 Aug 17

Judas Priest performed their entire "British Steel" album that night as part of the 30th anniversary for the album British Steel. They recorded a live DVD and CD for their fans that night live at the Hollywood Hard Rock Live. Priest had their original front four and drummer that has been with them 20 years. Members of Judas Priest that night were: Rob Halford (Vocals), KK Downing (Lead Guitar) which has since left the band in 2011, Glenn Tipton (Lead Guitar), Ian Hill ( Bass Guitar), and Scott Travis (Drums). It was a great show and they were very crisp sounding... however the Live DVD edited him addressing the audience saying Hello South Florida Hollywood, Florida... it has him talking to the audience in other ways but I know he addressed South Florida and Hollywood, Florida on stage but it is not on the DVD... too bad... it kind of gives more of an identification to that specific concert. The credits however say Seminole Hard Rock Arena, Hollywood, Florida, USA. Thanks to my friend Dan, or else I would not have been able to go to his concert. Eddie Trunk was there from "That Metal Show" on VH1 Classics introduced Judas Priest and told the crowd they were making a live DVD of this show... which they did. Whitesnake was suppose to open for Priest that night but singer David Coverdale had health problems with I think his throat, voice , or vocal cords.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 30

Paul McCartney

on Paul McCartney, 2005 Sep 16

It was great to see Paul McCartney again... he and his band have so much energy. I remember really liking how he changed a lot of his songs since the 2002 concert I saw him in. I really enjoyed hearing the Beatles songs he did not sing in 2002... now in Sept. of 2005 he sang: Magical Mystery Tour, Drive My Car, Fixing A Hole, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, Good Day Sunshine, Penny Lane, I've Got A Feeling, Get Back, Helter Skelter, and Please Please Me... all of these were Beatles songs he did not do in the May 2002 concert. However he did a few Beatles songs then he did not do this time... But doing 38 or so songs each time is a real treat. He really gives you your money's worth! Seeing an original Beatle (and one of the two main songwriters of the Beatles) do this live is 2nd to none. Thanks to my friend Mohammed, or else I would not have been able to go to this concert. I went with my sister Pat, and Mohammed to this concert. Too bad my sister Pat's husband Richard could not have joined us that night; since he is and was a huge Beatles fan.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 30

W.A.S.P and Seasons Lost

on W.A.S.P. / Seasons Lost / Thrash Or Die, 2010 Mar 17

Blackie Lawless was great for WASP. Whenever you go to the Culture Room you are right there practically where the stage is. WASP sounded great! They were promoting the CD "Babylon". It is a very good CD. I made it a point to remember one of the guest bands ... and that bands name was "Seasons Lost". They were very good ... especially the song named "Confession". "Borrowed Time" and "Funeral Weapons Lie" were also very good songs of theirs. The band Thrash Or Die was also good. Thanks to my friend Dan, or else I would not have been able to go to this concert. My friend Dan, his nephew Alex, and I had a great time at this show. We met a very nice German couple there.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 30

Duran Duran with The Orlando Philharmonic

on Duran Duran with The Orlando Philharmonic, 2005 Jul 18

It was great to see all original five members of Duran Duran perform, and half of the concert was with the Orlando Philharmonic. The highlight song that evening was Tel Aviv (Off the album Duran Duran 1981) which they have never performed live before. If you listen to this song Tel Aviv it has an orchestra sound to the background. I sat in the 4th Row on John Taylor's side of the stage. In the backdrop with sort of a see thru curtain was the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. A View To A Kill (That Fatal Kiss)blending into the regular "A View To A Kill" song was another highlight song Duran Duran did with the orchestra. There were other songs they did with the orchestra... but those two songs really stood out. After the concert I waited with a few other fans to see if the band would walk out. Andy Taylor the guitarist for Duran Duran walked right by us with his wife ... but we did not want to bother him with his wife. I should have asked for his autograph anyway. Stupid Me! He probably would have given it to me and the 6 or 7 other fans with me. Duran Duran band members that performed that night were: Simon LeBon (Vocals), Andy Taylor (Guitar), John Taylor (Bass Guitar), Roger Taylor (Drums), and Nick Rhodes (Keyboards). It was right near Disney World .. so I spent the day before at Disney World ... Great Weekend! Duran Duran also sang my favorite song of theirs (Save A Prayer) that night. Friends Of Mine, New Religion, The Chauffeur and Tel Aviv (Even though this is the only time they have done this song live) are always a treat to hear live. Especially since they are not played to death like some other songs of theirs.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 30

Duran Duran

on Duran Duran, 2007 Jun 17

Duran Duran went out of their way to do a members only concert for their fans who are part of the www.duranduranmusic.com site. They did not sound their best that night, but that did not matter to me or the other Duran Duran fans because we love them no matter what! We know that they went out of their way to do something nice for us.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 30

Duran Duran

on Duran Duran / Terence D'Arby, 1993 Jul 14

Duran Duran was promoting their "Wedding Album" that night. They sang hits "Come Undone" and "Ordinary World" off that CD. Duran Duran at the time only had three of their original band: Simon LeBon, Nick Rhodes, and John Taylor... Warren Cuccurullo was the guitarist for Duran Duran that evening (with Duran Duran from 1986-2000), Warren is the former guitarist of the band "MISSING PERSONS". I went with my friend James to this concert.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 30

OZZFEST 2005

on OZZFEST 2005 / Black Sabbath, 2005 Sep 4

The Lineup for Ozzfest 2005:Main Stage- Black Sabbath, Velvet Revolver, Shadows Fall, Mudvayne, Black Label Society, In Flames, Trivium.
2nd Stage- Rob Zombie, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Mastodon, A Dozen Furies, The Haunted, Arch Enemy, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bury Your Dead, It Dies Today, Soilwork, Gizmachi, Wicked Wisdom.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 30

OZZFEST 1999 Lineup:

on Black Sabbath / OZZFEST 1999, 1999 May 27

Main Stage: Black Sabbath, Rob Zombie, Deftones,Slayer, Primus, Buckethead, Godsmack, System Of A Down.
2nd Stage: Fear Factory, Static X, Slipknot, Hed PE, Flashpoint, Shovel, Pushmonkey, Drain STH, Apartment 26, Puya. I went with my friends Dan & his nephew Alex, and Jason to this concert.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 30

OZZFEST 2000 Lineup:

on OZZFEST 2000 / Ozzy Osbourne, 2000 Jul 2

Main Stage: Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, Godsmack, Static X, Incubus, Methods Of Mayhem, P.O.D., Queens Of The Stone Age.
2nd Stage: Soulfly, Kittie, Disturbed, Taproot, Slaves Of Dope, Reveille, Shuvel, Primer SS, The Deadlights, Pitchshifter, Crazy Town.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 30

OZZFEST 2001 Lineup:

on OZZFEST 2001 / Black Sabbath, 2001 Jul 13

Main Stage: Black Sabbath, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Papa Roach, Linkin Park, Disturbed, Crazy Town, Black Label Society.
2nd Stage: Mudvayne, The Union Underground, Taproot, Systematic Nonpoint, Spineshank, Hatebreed, Otep, American Head, Charge, Five Point O, Pure Rubbish, Beautiful Creatures. I went with my friends Dan and his girlfriend Allyson to this concert.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jun 30

OZZFEST 2002 lineup:

on OZZFEST 2002 / Ozzy Osbourne, 2002 Jul 26

Main Stage: Ozzy Osbourne, System Of A Down, Rob Zombie, P.O.D., Adema, Black Label Society.
2nd Stage: Down, Hatebreed, Meshuggah, Soil, Flaw, 3rd Strike, Pulse Ultra, III Nino, Andrew W.K., Glassjaw, The Used, Sw1tched, Otep,
Lost Prophets, The Apex Theory, Neurotica, Chevelle. I went with my friend Eladio to this concert.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jul 1

Duran Duran

on Duran Duran / Your Vegas, 2008 May 19

It was great once again to see Duran Duran. They were promoting the "Red Carpet Massacre" CD. They really had a great sound and performed really well. For about 6 songs they pulled out special electronic equipment and did electronic techno versions of their songs. There was a neat New York City Night Scene type backdrop at the back of the stage behind them. I was fortunate enough to have row 6 seats in front of the stage for this show. Your Vegas was the opening band for Duran Duran that night.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jul 1

Bang Music Festival - Lineup & Duran Duran

on BANG MUSIC FESTIVAL / Duran Duran, 2006 Nov 11

Bang Music Festival Lineup: Duran Duran, Gnarls Barkley, Daft Punk, Tiesto, Modest Mouse, Common, Roger Sanchez, Damian "Jr Gong" Marley, Thievery Corporation.
I was there really only to see Duran Duran. No offense to the other bands there. Bicentennial Park is right along Biscayne Blvd. right in Downtown Miami... The tall buildings of Miami all lit up at night was on the west side, and Biscayne Bay was on the east side of the park. I was depressed about this concert because I had heard shortly before this show that guitarist Andy Taylor had left Duran Duran. Duran Duran had Dom Brown fill in once again as he had done at the very end of the Astronaut tour that basically spanned two years time. Dom Brown did a nice job, but sentimentally I wanted Andy Taylor there. I also was depressed because I invited a married woman to this concert that I wanted to be with so much, and I knew she could not be with me then, and probably ever. I knew it was wrong for me to want, and like her so much. I will still think about this woman (Mary Ann) a lot! I miss her terribly! I would use the other "L" word, but I it is hard for me to do that knowing she was married when I met her. Some of the bands were running late... and there seemed to be some mix ups. Duran Duran however had a pretty good show.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jul 1

David Cassidy

on David Cassidy, 2003 Feb 22

It was great to see "David Cassidy". No I am not a girl reliving her young teen girl fantasies , but I was a Partridge Family Fan growing up in the early 1970s. So I heard David Cassidy was going to Gulfstream Park and I had to go see him. David Cassidy pointed out Dave Madden was in the audience that day to see this show. I met Dave Madden (Played Reuben Kincaid on the Partridge Family Show) after the show in the audience. Dave Madden was very nice. David Cassidy sang "Come On Get Happy" and "I Think I Love You'',. David Cassidy looked good and energetic.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jul 1

Kansas

on Kansas, 2003 Apr 12

It was great to see Kansas at Gulfstream Park that day. They sang "Carry On Wayward Son", "Point Of No Return", "Dust In The Wind" and I think they sang "Song For America" also. Billy Greer (bass, vocals), Robby Steinhardt (violin, vocals), Rich Williams (guitar), Steve Walsh (keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, vocals), and Phil Ehart (drums) were there with I think a few other musicians that day. Robby, Rich, Steve, and Phil are 4 of the original six members of Kansas from 1973 to 1981... and here this day in 2003. I remember seeing Robby Steinhardt's long hair as he was playing the violin that day.... Billy Greer has been with Kansas since 1985.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jul 1

Blondie

on Blondie, 2004 Jan 3

It was great to see Blondie this day at Gulfstream Park. She sang "Heart Of Glass", "The Tide Is High", and "Rapture" among many songs she sang that day. Her voice could not quite hit the pitches she used to in the last 1970s and early 1980s but she still was very good. It was really great to see her.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jul 1

Pat Benatar

on Pat Benatar, 2004 Jan 31

It was great to see Pat Benatar. she sang several of her hits. I never knew she had such great range with her voice. After all these years from the early 1980s and thru the 1980s ... I thought she would have lost some of her voice.... no way... She Sounded Super! She was into singing show tune type songs also. Pat Benatar looked pretty hot also. Pat Benatar was with her longtime husband Neil Giraldo on stage . Neil Giraldo is truly a gifted guitarist. It was a rainy day that day and I was wearing a full yellow rain suit. Most of the crowd was enjoying the concert.. when at one part of one of her songs I stood up and waved at her . Pat Benatar saw me from the stage standing up and waving and she waved back at me. How cool is that! If you ever have an admiration for voices... Go See Pat Benatar... she really does still have it!

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jul 1

B-52's

on The B-52's, 2004 Apr 18

It was great to see the B-52's at Gulfstream Park. They sang "Rock Lobster" , "Love Shack", and "Planet Claire" among other songs that day. They sounded pretty good.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jul 1

Tony Bennett

on TONY BENNETT, 1996 Feb 20

It was great to see Tony Bennett that night. He was with a three piece band . There was a piano player, a string bass player, and I think a drummer. Yes... He sang " I Left My Heart In San Francisco" that night. His trademark song. I was hoping a girl (Adriana) that I loved at the time would show up to this show with a ticket I left her... but she never did. She reminded me of "Natalie Wood". So I remember Natalie Wood going to see "Tony Bennett" in the 1969 movie "Bob, Carol, Ted , & Alice"... so it was a sentimental thing that I wanted her to be with me at this show. No matter what though, I will love Adriana forever.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jul 1

Rolling Stones

on The Rolling Stones, 2002 Oct 23

This was a very good concert from the Stones. Of course I always wish they would sing all their hits, I know they missed several hits of theirs that night. Thanks to my friend Dan, or else I would not have been able to go to this concert. They were promoting the "Forty Licks" CD that night and on that tour. I was way up in the last row of the upper deck at this concert, but it was still great to see them as usual.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jul 1

Foreigner, Pat Travers, Bryan Adams, & UFO

on Foreigner / Pat Travers / Bryan Adams / UFO, 1982 Mar 21

It was great to see Foreigner that day. Seeing Lou Gramm (Lead Vocals) , Mick Jones(Lead guitar,keyboard,vocals), and Dennis Elliott (Drums, vocals) from the original lineup of Foreigner was a treat. Rick Wills (Bass Guitar, vocals) was also there who had been with the band since the album "Head Games" released in 1979. The songs "Urgent", "Waiting For A Girl Like You", and "Juke Box Hero" were all sung that day, and were off the album "Foreigner 4" that they were promoting on that tour. Of course "Double Vision", "Hot Blooded", "Head Games", and "Feels Like The First Time", were also sung. I was extremely disappointed that Ozzy Osbourne was not going to be at this show (Because of the tragic death of guitarist Randy Rhoads in a stupid plane crash accident two days before this concert). I was given the cassette tape of "Diary Of A Madman" on my birthday right after that concert at the end of March of 1982. I realized the great music that was on it only to know the guitarist off that album was no longer living. I remember being at Tropical Park with my friends the Friday before, and hearing on the radio what had happened--- Terrible news, and a senseless death because a pilot, a hairdresser, and Randy Rhoads onboard were flying a small plane low to try to scare or freak out the other band members who were in a tour bus, and they clipped the bus and some tree tops and the plane crashed into a house! They not only lost a great guitarist in Randy Rhoads, but they also lost a great song writer who with Ozzy came out with two of Ozzys biggest albums even to this day.... "Blizzard Of Ozz" , and "Diary Of A Madman". Ozzy may have even reached much higher heights than he already has if Randy Rhoads had been with him up to this day since then. Rhoads writing music and lyrics with Ozzy were great chemistry together. Pat Travers sang "Boom Boom Out Go The Lights",and Bryan Adams and UFO were great. I went with my friend Mark to this concert. UFO was promoting the album "Mechanix" on this tour. Bryan Adams was promoting the album "You Want It - You Got It" on this tour.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jul 1

About seeing Iron Maiden at the Hollywood Sportatorium

on Iron Maiden / Twisted Sister, 1985 Feb 15

I remember I went with a busboy (Bill) at the restaurant I worked at (Neighbors Restaurant). I was a cook there at the time. He drove me north on Krome Ave in a early 1970s Mustang ... and we halled ass North from Miami to the Sportatorium probably going close to 100 mph at times. I was depressed because I girl I loved at the time (Carey) just quit, and I heard she moved out of her house. I bought her an Iron Maiden pin, and I know she never knew I bought it for her... hoping I would see her again. I did a few times later but unfortunately the timing was never right. Iron Maiden had an Egyptian Setup on stage that night at the Sportatorium (Just like the one shown in the album "Live After Death" of theirs) . This was the "Powerslave" tour for Maiden. I remember they had a huge "Eddie" (A 30ft Mummified Eddie) appear on stage that night! I don't think they make stage setups like that anymore because today it cost too much money to make them. Bruce Dickinson still had the real long hair then (Maybe before the FAA made him cut it lol) since he is also a pilot now.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jul 2

About Ozzfest 2005

on OZZFEST 2005 / Black Sabbath, 2005 Sep 4

My friends from work Mohammed and Gio went with me to this concert. Too bad my friend Dan was not there. We happened to be standing right in front of the main stage for this concert. I picked up a guitar pick from Velvet Revolver that was thrown from the guitarist Dave Kushner I believe. When the original Black Sabbath was on stage the music was strong and powerful! Ozzy looked literally right down at me with that eyeliner around his eyes and he looked scary but cool as hell. I was hit in the lower leg with water Ozzy threw off the stage from a bucket. Sabbath sounded great that night. Some guy after the concert knew I was looking for any guitar pick from Sabbath and was nice enough to give me an extra Tony Iommi guitar pick he had... thank you very much stranger! Black Sabbath that night was: Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass guitar), and Bill Ward (drums). Super Great Concert! Before we walked in to this concert it rained heavy when we were in the parking lot. We had a canopy top and other people joined us and we partied with them. I know we met a real nice couple from Ft. Myers, and I partied with them in their car some during some of the rain. This one girl that was hanging around us before the show showed us her boobies... That was kind of nice of her... we enjoyed that. The couple from Ft. Myers had a great sound system in their car and we listened to my Black Sabbath CDs blaring from their car in the parking lot of the South Florida Fairgrounds outside the Sound Advice Amphitheater.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Jul 4

on Julian Lennon , 1986 May 28

It was great to see Julian Lennon that night. He had two hits that the radio was playing a lot at the time ("Valotte and "Too Late For Goodbyes"). "Say Your Wrong" and "Stick Around" were other popular songs from Julian then. Julian Lennon announced that he had a special guest star that was going to sing a couple of songs with him that night... Out on stage came Elton John. Elton John and Julian Lennon sang a couple of Beatles songs together on stage ( I know one of the songs was Day Tripper from the Beatles). It was a great show. Thanks to my friend Mark who talked me into going with him that night. It did not take too much convincing for Mark to convince me to go. I think he was like ... you want to go with me and I said yes right away. The James L. Knight Center right in Downtown Miami is a very intimate smaller venue to see a concert, and no matter where you are sitting it is a very good seat.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Aug 7

Seeing "America" at Gulfstream Park

on America, 2004 Feb 7

Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley were there from the original lineup of the band "America". Dan Peek (Died 7/24/2011) and has not been with the band since 1977. It was great to see them this day since I was too young to see them in concert during the height of their career in the 1970s. They sounded great. They sang all of their hits this day such as: A Horse With No Name, I Need You, Sandman, Ventura Highway, Sister Golden Hair, Lonely People, Tin Man, Only In Your Heart, Muskrat Love and other songs of theirs.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Aug 29

GradNite 1984, Disney World, Florida

on Night Ranger / Weird Al Yankovic, 1984 May 12

Night Ranger was there and sang "Sister Christian"(one of Carey's favorite songs), "(You Can Still) Rock In America", and "Don't Tell Me You Love Me". I think they also sang "When You Close Your Eyes", but I am not absolutely sure of that one from memory. Weird Al Yankovic was also there and he sang his hit song at the time "Eat It". That was a spoof song from Michael Jackson's "Beat It" off the Thriller album. The video from both Michael Jackson , and Weird Al on MTV from this song (and its spoof song) was very popular at the time. I was there with my friends Mark, Al, Steve, Billy, Dennis, Eddie, Carl, and Willie. I met a very beautiful girl (Joy) from Birmingham, Alabama that night . I kept in touch with her for a year by telephone. We talked about getting together but we never did. She helped me through my internal emotional roller coaster with Carey who I loved at the time. I met Joy at or near the Tomorrowland Terrace. She had a very southern accent, and was very pretty. An accent that today is a dying breed.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Sep 1

GradNite 1984, Disney World, Florida

on Night Ranger / Weird Al Yankovic, 1984 May 12

Night Ranger sang "Sister Christian" (One of Carey's favorite songs), "Don't Tell Me You Love Me", and "(You Can Still) Rock In America. I think they also sung "When You Close Your Eyes" but it is hard to remember from memory. Night Ranger was very good. Weird Al Yankovic sang "Eat It". This song was a spoof song from the Michael Jackson song "Beat It". Both songs were popular on MTV at that time. I met a very pretty girl named Joy from Birmingham, Alabama that night at or near the Tomorrowland Terrace. I kept in touch with her for one year over the telephone. We talked about getting together but we never did. Joy kept my moral up over the telephone because I loved Carey then. She helped me with my internal emotional roller coaster over Carey at the time. Although most of the time... she did not know that is what she was doing. Joy had a very big southern accent, and was very beautiful. An accent that is a dying breed today.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Sep 3

Myron Floren & His Orchestra

on Myron Floren & His Orchestra, 1997 Mar 27

It was great to see the original accordion player from the "Lawrence Welk Orchestra". My grandparents used to make me watch the Lawrence Welk show in the early 1970's and I would watch it, even though I wanted to listen to pop music and rock 'n' roll at the time more as a kid between the ages of 5 and 9 yrs old. Its funny... now today I go out of my way to watch the Lawrence Welk show on PBS. Myron Floren was an old school musician. He played with Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey back in the big band days. Myron Floren was very nice and he signed an autograph for me after this show. He also took a picture with me, but I accidentally ruined the film because my camera was acting up at the time. I do have a picture I took of him while he was on stage. Myron Floren between his music on stage told the audience stories of some of the great musicians he worked in his life as a musician with. When I get my scanner working properly I will upload it to this site. My dad (Paul Cotter) played Sax and Clarinet for the Jimmie Michelbach Band, and Jimmie Michelbach & His Rythm Boys ( Two big bands back then in the 1930s). They were mainly from the Maryland/Virginia/Washington D.C. area. Jimmie Michelbach & His Rythm Boys played at the Presidential Birthday Ball (for Franklin D. Roosevelt's birthday to help cure paralysis) at the George Mason Hotel January 29,1938 in Alexandria, Virginia. The Jimmie Michelbach band toured Europe in 1937, and were selected from a list of 18 bands to play on the French Line Steamer S.S. Paris (cruise ship) that same year which sailed out of New York on August 21st, 1937. Jimmie Michelbach & His Rythm Boys (with my dad in it) was also featured a number of times over the NBC radio in the 1930s. So my dad would have been proud of me that I went to this show.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Sep 3

Felix Cavaliere & The Rascals

on Felix Cavaliere & The Rascals, 1998 Apr 4

It was great to see Felix Cavaliere & The Rascals. They sang "Good Lovin", "Groovin" and "A Beautiful Morning". It was great to hear 60's music live from an original from that time. I got Felix Cavaliere's autograph after the show. He was very nice.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Sep 3

on Davy Jones / Peter Noone / Bobby Sherman , 1999 Mar 30

It was great to see Davy Jones from "The Monkees", Peter Noone from "Herman's Hermits" and Bobby Sherman. Davy Jones sang a lot of Monkees songs which was great. I used to listen to my sister Pat's Monkees albums back in the early to mid 1970s. Peter Noone sang a lot of Herman's Hermits hits. Peter Noone was extremely nice, and signed an autograph for me, my mom, and sister Pat after this show. He also took a picture with me, but I have to locate that picture. He took a picture I believe with my mom and sister Pat also since we all went to the Dade County Youth Fair that day... and this concert was featured at the fair then.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Nov 6

Final Show / Concert At The Hollywood Sportatorium

on Highway 101 / Desert Rose Band / Larry Boone, 1988 Oct 21

These three country artists are part of the last show or concert at the Hollywood Sportatorium.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Nov 6

About this October 15, 1977 concert:

on Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1977 Oct 15

Five days after this concert a plane crash in Mississippi would kill three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd (Including singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, and a background singer). I did not go to this concert because I was only 11 yrs old at the time and was not allowed to, but I wanted to put this information in. I do remember hearing all the hype of them coming to town , and then several days later about the plane crash on my transistor radio.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Dec 2

on Judas Priest / Black Label Society / Thin Lizzy / Lady Starlight (DJ), 2011 Dec 1

This was one of the five best concerts I have been to, and I have been to close to 100 concerts over 30 years. Lady Starlight was there this night and is a hard rock DJ. She is also a very good looking woman, and she dressed in a tight leather outfit. "Thin Lizzy" was the first band on this night after the DJ. It was great to see such a classic hard rock band in "Thin Lizzy" that has been around since 1969. I was able to take my picture with two of the band members from "Thin Lizzy" ( Marco Mendoza - Bass Guitar, and Damon Johnson- guitar are the two Thin Lizzy band members I met and took my picture with). "Thin Lizzy" this night was Brian Downing - Drums, Scott Gorham - Guitar, Darren Wharton - Keyboards, Marco Mendoza - Bass, Ricky Warwick - Lead Vocals, some guitar, Damon Johnson - Guitar. "Black Label Society" was on stage after "Thin Lizzy". "Black Label Society" was promoting their "Order Of Black" album/cd released in August of 2010 even though the acoustic album/cd of the "Order Of Black"album/cd "The Song Remains Not The Same " was released in May of 2011. No acoustic version songs from "Black Label Society" were done this night. I never knew this band was so good! I had seen them years ago at the "Ozzfest", but I really concentrated on them this time, and saw their true talent. Zakk Wylde ( Formally of Ozzy Osbourne) is the lead singer, and lead guitarist for "Black Label Society". Zakk Wylde had a guitar solo that seemed to last at least 15 to 20 minutes. This is the best guitar solo I have ever seen in all the concerts I have been to in my life. "Black Label Society" blew me away this night on how good they were!!!! "Black Label Society" this night was Zakk Wylde - Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, John DeServio - Bass, Nick Cantanese - Guitar, Chad Szeliga - Drums. "Judas Priest" was touring for the "Epitaph Tour". KK Downing had retired from "Judas Priest" in April of 2011. Richie Faulkner replaced KK Downing in the band, and he did a good job. I am however sentimental towards KK Downing, and hope that he rejoins "Judas Priest" soon again. Rob Halford , Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill, and Scott Travis were all there also for "Judas Priest". It was great to see Judas Priest once again. It is always great to see Glenn Tipton (one of my favorite all time guitarists). Rob Halford sounded great as usual. Ian Hill just jams away on that bass guitar in the corner & Scott Travis has incredible energy and stamina. The breeze from Biscayne Bay was blowing all night , and the skyline of the tall buildings in downtown Miami to the west was in the backdrop. It was a nice cool night in the upper 60s. I went with my friend Dan to this concert. Thanks to my friend Dan O , or else I would not have been able to go to this concert.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2011 Dec 2

About This Concert in Miami's Bayfront Park December 1, 2011.

on Judas Priest / Black Label Society / Thin Lizzy / Lady Starlight (DJ), 2011 Dec 1

This was one of the ten best concerts I have been to, and I have been to close to 100 concerts over 30+ years. My friend Dan O and I had row 8 seats from the stage for this concert on right side of the stage... Glenn Tipton's side. We had to move over because the speakers and sound table were blocking our view on row 8 on the far right side. So then we moved over and were able to sit there during most of Thin Lizzy's set and all of Black Label Society. For Judas Priest we had to move one row back, but we still had great seats in row 9 from the stage. "Lady Starlight" was there this night, and is a hard rock DJ. She is also a very good looking woman, and she dressed in a tight leather outfit. It was great to see such a classic hard rock band in "Thin Lizzy" that has been around since 1969. I was able to take my picture with two of the band members from "Thin Lizzy". ( Marco Mendoza- Bass guitar, and Damon Johnson-guitar are the two Thin Lizzy band members I met and took my picture with). "Thin Lizzy" this night was Brian Downing- Drums, Scott Gorham- Guitar, Darren Wharton-Keyboards, Marco Mendoza- Bass, Ricky Warwick- Lead Vocals, some guitar, Damon Johnson- Guitar. "Thin Lizzy" gave tribute, and asked the crowd to keep the memory of the late great vocalist Phil Lynott and guitarist Gary Moore in mind." Black Label Society" was on stage after "Thin Lizzy". "Black Label Society" was promoting their "Order Of The Black" album/cd released in August 2010 even though the acoustic album/cd of the "Order Of The Black" album/cd "The Song Remains Not The Same" was released in May of 2011. No acoustic version songs from "Black Label Society" were done this night. I never knew this band was so good! I had seen them years ago at the "Ozzfest" but I really concentrated on them this time, and saw their true talent. Zakk Wylde ( Formally of Ozzy Osbourne) is the lead singer, and lead guitarist for "Black Label Society". Zakk Wylde had a guitar solo that seemed to last at least 15 to 20 minutes. This is one of the best solos I have ever seen live in all the concerts I have been to in my life. Tremendous energy and stamina in this guitar solo. Zakk Wylde was possessed during this guitar solo! " Black Label Society" blew me away this night on how good they were!!!! "Black Label Society" this night was Zakk Wylde - Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, John DeServio - Bass, Nick Cantanese - Guitar, Chad Szeliga - Drums. " Judas Priest" was touring for the "Epitaph Tour" this night. KK Downing had retired from "Judas Priest" in April 2011. Richie Faulkner replaced KK Downing in the band, and he did a good job. I am however sentimental towards KK Downing, and hope he rejoins "Judas Priest" soon again. Priest will probably miss KK's music, and lyric contribution to the band studio albums. Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill, and Scott Travis were all there also for "Judas Priest". It was great to see "Judas Priest" once again. It is always great to see Glenn Tipton (One of my all time favorite guitarists). Rob Halford sounded great as usual. Ian Hill just jams on that bass in the corner of the stage. Scott Travis has incredible energy and stamina on the drums. They have an 11:00 pm curfew at the Amphitheater because of all the newly built condos in downtown nearby. So Judas Priest did not perform a planned 2nd encore with the song "Living After Midnight". The breeze from Biscayne Bay was blowing all night, and the skyline of all the tall buildings in Downtown Miami just to the west was the backdrop. It was a nice cool night in the upper 60s. One girl said she came all the way from Tucson, Arizona to come to see Lady Starlight. I met another guy (Andres) and his wife or girlfriend and they were from Sweden. They were going back to Sweden 4 days after this show. There were 4 different really nice guys around me that I partied with at the show, and that I hope to meet at concerts in the future. I went with my friend Dan to this concert. Thanks to my friend Dan O, or else I would not have been able to go to this concert.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2012 Apr 21

Rammstein

on Rammstein, 2012 Apr 20

This was a great show. It started off by my friend Dan and I just beating the rain by five minutes to get inside the BankAtlantic Center. There were winds of between 50 and 60 mph with this thunderstorm that hit. One lightning bolt hit something just outside the arena. The driving rain was incredible. The concert on the ticket said it was suppose to start at 8pm, but it did not start until 9pm. Many people on the floor stood that whole time. Since there was no chairs on the floor. There was no opening band. There was only a DJ (Joe Letz) playing electronic Rammstein tunes from what looked like an apple computer laptop. He played them from like 8:30 to 9:00pm. The concert started with a huge industrial type steel catwalk being lowered from the ceiling between the main stage and a mini stage in the middle of the floor. While it was being lowered there was like a warning signal being sounded... the type of siren you hear at like an atomic reactor. The catwalk was smoking , and had tanks and tubes and lines connecting to those tanks. The catwalk connected the two stages over the crowd below it. There was an Olympic Type introduction when Rammstein bass player Ollie Riedel dressed like a grim reaper was holding a flamming torch and walking toward a mini stage in the middle of the floor. He walked from a side entrance of the arena. The other Rammstein band members followed right behind him with keyboard player Christian Lorenz carrying the "Florida State Flag", following him was rythym guitar player Paul Landers carrying a "Rammstein Flag" with Till Lindemann following them. They walked up on the mini stage and then over the crowd on the steel catwalk. They had the Florida State Flag , and Rammstein Flag on each side of the ventilated iron looking Iron Cross (The Balkenkreuz) on the main stage just under the drum set. They went into the song Sonne as their first song. The pyrotechnics were tremendous! Later on in the concert Till Lindemann was dressed like a butcher with blood on his face and singing into a knife shaped microphone on the song Mein Teil. The keyboard player Christian Lorenz had a mini keyboard and was playing inside a giant wheeled out steel kettle. Till Lindemann later in this song shoots him with flamming guns as the keyboard player is inside the giant kettle. On the song "Haifisch" , Christian Lorenz is being carried over the crowd while he is riding an inflatable raft over the crowd. Leading into the song Buck Dich four band members were on a leash and they were like sled dogs with Christoph Sneider following with a whip and leash over them. He led them from the main stage to the mini stage over the long industrial type smoking catwalk over the crowd. They did the song Buck Dich on the small little stage. They followed this song with "Mann Gegen Mann", and "Ohne Dich" on the mini stage. The drummer Christoph Sneider was dressed like a woman while playing the drums for these songs. There seemed to be antics of a bit of S & M on stage at this point during the song "Buch Dich", but nothing too provocative like some of their earlier European shows. The song "Amerika" they shot a lot of graffiti over the crowd. On the song "Engel" Till wore his mechanical wings with fire on them. At the end Till Lindemann gets behind a foam cannon that has a seat behind it, and shoots a lot of foam over the fans that were on the floor during the song "Pussy". This cannon rode back and forth in front of the stage shooting the foam all over the fans. The pyrotechnics of this show surpasses anything I have ever seen live. The music was very good. The whole backdrop and theme of this concert was very industrial. They had huge industrial type fan , then another 4 huge Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross shaped) type lighting right over the stage, and at different angles. At times it looked like there were three iron blocks lowering up and down over the stage.There was small and huge flaming guns, and tanks etc. Rammstein was promoting their album "Made In Germany" on this tour. Which is a greatest hits cd of Rammstein from 1995-2011. Rammstein this night was: Till Lindemann- vocals, Paul Landers - Rythym guitar, Richard Kruspe- Lead Guitar, Oliver Riedel- Bass Guitar, Chistoph Sneider- Drums, Christian Lorenz-Keyboards. This is the original, and only band members Rammstein has had in their history since they were formed in the mid 1990s. This was the first night of starting their North American Tour in 2012. I went with my friend Dan O, and met two friends Michael S (that I knew from 33 yrs ago, he has very big German ancestry in his blood) and his wife Yordy. I also met a nice fan Robert who was an old Sportatorium concert goer. Great Concert! Thanks AGAIN to my friend Dan O or else I would not have been able to go to this concert. I wish my friend Mohammed ( From Queens New York) would have been with us at this concert, but he went to the Philadelphia show since he lives now in Pennsylvania. Mohammed was the one who introduced me to Rammstein as we played their music in the middle of the night at a Walgreens Pharmacy in Cutler Ridge back in 2004 and 2005. He played me other music he liked then ... but Rammstein I liked immediately when he played that to me.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2012 May 19

Guest Bands For This Concert

on Rush, 1978 Mar 25

Pat Travers and Head East were the two guest bands for this concert. I was NOT at this concert however.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2012 May 19

Guest Band for this Concert

on Van Halen, 1982 Dec 9

The Bandit Band was the guest band for this concert. I was NOT at this concert however.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2012 May 19

Guest Band for this Concert

on Van Halen, 1982 Dec 10

The Bandit Band was the guest band for this concert. I was NOT at this concert however.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2012 May 19

Guest Band for this Concert

on Rush, 1983 Mar 17

Jon Butcher Axis was the guest band for this concert . I was NOT at this concert however.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2012 May 28

The Cowboy Mafia

on The Cowboy Mafia, 2012 May 26

I ordinarily don't put smaller more unknown bands on this website unless I think they are really good. I also feel a band on this site should have their own songs, and not only do cover songs. This band (From Tampa, Florida) has the real potential to be a very good "Southern Fried Rock" band even though their origins take you to New York/New Jersey , and West Virginia. Their best cover songs are from Motorhead, Molly Hatchet and David Bowie in my opinion. Their Rolling Stones songs are not bad either. The bands 5 original songs written in the setlist above are good songs. They do have a Ramones/Motorhead/Southern Fried Rock sound about them. To hear their original songs... check this site out http://www.reverbnation.com/thecowboymafia .The band members of "The Cowboy Mafia" are: Frankie Consoli (The Son)- Guitar, Lead Vocals; Frankie "Mob' Consoli (The Dad)- Guitar, Lead Vocals; Michael Fortunato- Bass,Vocals;Thumper Parthemer- Drums, Vocals. I was talking to Thumper Parthemer near the bar between their sets and he told me the band is based in Tampa, Florida and he told me he used to be part of a Judas Priest Cover band once I told him I was a Priest fan. Thumper does these crazy drum solos at the end of a few of their sets.... he is a wild man on the drums. I then was talking to Frankie "Mob" Consoli (The Father of this Father/Son band) and I was mentioning some songs I hope they would do. They had planned to do "Ace Of Spades" from Motorhead even before I asked them to do it. While they were on stage I noticed they really had the true sound of a "Southern Fried Rock Band". I asked them to do "Free Bird" from Lynyrd Skynyrd or a Molly Hatchet song. Frankie "Mob" did not seem interested at first, but then his son Frankie heard me and said we can do it! They did the song "Dreams I'll Never See" from Molly Hatchet (written by Gregg Allman). They had not rehearsed this song in a while but did a "Great Job"! Michael Fortunato (Bass) told me his fingers were freezing up during the song but you would never have known it when you heard them. You can tell this band likes to drink liquor (Especially Whiskey).... and Frankie (The Son) does very well on stage while having a whiskey buzz. They do not hide that they like to drink alcohol. He was funny ... he must have told the crowd 50 times that it was his birthday, and that he was 30 yrs old that day ... but he's very nice person with his easy going/but talented attitude. I think if this band concentrates its sound on the "Southern Fried Rock"/ Motorhead sound in their own songs they will hit big. Frankie the son does have a good voice for the more more lighter rock songs such as David Bowie and the Stones... while Frankie the dad has more of a raspy Motorhead/ Molly Hatchet sound. Both are very good guitarists. I would watch this band in the future for great songs. If you live in the Tampa/Clearwater area of Florida I would make it a point to go see them. I was totally straight while watching this band on stage even without my favorite intoxicant. Check them out at www.cowboymafia.net and check them out if you are in the Tampa area when they are doing a gig. This is a very good Father/Son band. I do not know this band on a personal level, but I enjoyed them very much even though I was very sober. This was all part of the May-Hem 2012 Horror convention in Orlando, Florida sponsored by Spooky Empire. I was hoping Lita Ford and Ace Frehley would jam on stage at this show since they were part of this 3 day convention in Orlando. They did not perform however. "The Bloody Jug Band" performed on this stage on May 25th for this convention ,but in my opinion was not nearly as good as "The Cowboy Mafia". "2 Penny Circus" performed both nights doing non-musical stunts on stage. I met a few cool Rammstein fans that were from Tampa there. Their names were Micah and Chris. Chris was dressed as an SS officer. His girlfriend took a video clip of me with him dressed like that. Also ...Bob a cool Iron Maiden fan was there also. There was a very nice female Rammstein fan, a cool "Heaven & Hell" Fan, and many Kiss fans there that were very nice that I was talking to. It was neat seeing Frankie "Mob's" wife and Frankie's mom being their biggest fan near the stage.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2013 Mar 3

Bon Jovi Concert March 2, 2013

on Bon Jovi, 2013 Mar 2

I went to this concert with a girl I have not seen in just over 22 years. I had loved this girl during 1980s, and still love her today as a friend. Her name is Carey. She is married now to someone else... and we went just as friends. Carey met my mom at my house on the way in, and out of my house. Carey picked me up at my house since my car was out of order. We partied for a short time in my room before we left in her car (Honda Accord). I really enjoyed partying with her in my bedroom. We both felt really good in the car on the drive from Miami to Sunrise. We arrived at the Sawgrass Mills Parking lot right across the street from the BB&T center. We had a few laughs in the car in the parking lot of Sawgrass Mills....especially trying to figure out the exact phone number of the cell phone that belonged to my mom that I brought. It took us both a while to figure these digits out LOL. We took our picture together in front of the BB&T center. Part of the sign on the arena was not lighting up right. Carey bought a nice patriotic looking Bon Jovi concert shirt. Carey also bought me a $9.00 beer (ouch!!!), and herself one also (both Miller Light). She had a very good seat in section 118 row 9. It was basically row 20 from the stage... but on the side. Very close! I followed her in with two beers in my hands and I was somehow able to sit right in front of her the entire concert.... Amazing!!!!! We thought there was going to be a guest band called "The Wallflowers" because I had read where they were a guest band for Bon Jovi earlier on this tour... or they were suppose to be. Carey, and I talked about old times ... mostly from the late 1980s for like an hour while sitting in our seats before Bon Jovi took the stage...we talked about some of our wild , crazy, and immature days. Bon Jovi took the stage at about 8:30 pm even though the ticket said 7:30 pm (we both thought there would be a guest band). I had not seen Bon Jovi since Feb of 1987 as the main band... then before that as a guest band opening up for RATT in 1985 , and opening up for the Scorpions in 1984 ... all of those shows were at the old "Hollywood Sportatorium" down here back then. I had thought Bon Jovi was just ok before this concert... but right away in this concert ... I saw they were more than just ok. They had a lot of energy, talent, and they really captivated me a lot with their singing and music. I KNOW they captivated Carey (She is the hugest Bon Jovi fan! ... she is especially a huge fan of Jon Bon Jovi)! I could just look back at her during this concert, and see that Jon Bon Jovi strikes a cord in her heart! All during this show ... especially as the show progressed... I was watching Jon Bon Jovi and thinking of the old days (1980s) when I knew her... and how much she really meant to me then. I was especially thinking of times from the 1980s (1983-1985) when I knew her much better... and when we worked together at our first job (Neighbors Restaurant, here in Miami then). Carey could touch my heart way back then a lot. (This summer will be 30 yrs of me knowing Carey). I knew her since she was 14 yrs old , and I was 16 yrs old. She is in her mid 40s now, and can easily pass as a woman in her late 20s to early 30s. I partied just a bit during this show... and I was feeling really good while listening to the live music of Bon Jovi. I especially liked the songs "We Got It Goin On" , and "Have A Nice Day" from Bon Jovi that night... I also was mesmerized by the new song "Amen". There were so many good songs. Bon Jovi has really improved the quality of their show since 1987 when I last saw them.... and they were pretty good back then. Jon Bon Jovi really got the crowd going all during this show. He would have the crowd to raise their hands, sing, clap... and of course he knew exactly how to sing to all the pretty girls in the audience. Bon Jovi did not leave the stage until about 10:45 pm... that is about 2 hrs and 15 minute show..... pretty good! I really did enjoy Bon Jovi A LOT more than I thought I would. Carey, and I waited till all the crowd left at the end of the show... and we walked through the arena lobby after the show ... and we were talking about how much we both liked this concert a lot. She said how can anyone not like a Bon Jovi concert ever! As we walked through the Sawgrass Mills parking lot... I told Carey that I finally got to go to a concert with her!!!!... I had been wanting to go to concerts with her since 1983 all through 1984 and early 1985. But she was too young then... and her mom would not let her go. I drove Carey's car with Carey back to Miami from Sunrise. We talked some more on the way home in the car about some very sensitive things.... we walked around the block of my house soon after midnight when we arrived at my house... and we partied a little more... and talked about a few things. She was wearing a perfume called "Unbreakable Love". It smelt very good. I hugged Carey goodnight in my driveway. We waved to each other as Carey drove off back to her house. Bon Jovi was promoting their new cd "What About Now" to be released only 9 or 10 days after this concert. This tour is/was called the "Because We Can" tour. The band members of Bon Jovi are : Jon Bon Jovi- Lead Vocals, Rythym guitar, Richie Sambora- Lead Guitar, backing vocals, David Bryan - Keyboards, backing vocals, Tico Torres- Drums, and Hugh McDonald- Bass Guitar, backing vocals.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2013 Apr 27

RUSH Concert

on Rush, 2013 Apr 26

It was great to see RUSH again this night. This is the 5th time I have seen them live. I went with two of my friends John, and Dan O. Dan O sat 8 rows behind us because he got his ticket later. I really enjoyed that they sang half of the "Power Windows" album this night. A couple of "Grace Under Pressure" album songs were done also which was nice. RUSH did 9 of the 12 songs off the new album "Clockwork Angels" this night.... the songs off the album that I enjoyed live the most was "The Anarchist", " The Wreckers", .... really enjoyed "Headlong Flight", Seven Cities Of Gold, and "The Garden" was really good. YYZ off of "Moving Pictures" was really good this night also. John, and Dan kept going back and forth buying overpriced alcoholic beverages, and .... John was getting more obnoxious the more he drank lol... but he was ok .... I was just mellowed out with my own party material which I shared with John. Dan O would give me a pumped up fist 8 rows behind me in that he was having a good time. RUSH has the same band members they have had since 1974, and the last 19 studio albums- Geddy Lee (Vocals, Bass Guitar, Keyboards), Alex Lifeson (Guitar, and keyboard during one song), Neil Peart (Drums). RUSH was promoting the album "Clockwork Angels" for this tour. RUSH had their usual crazy machines on top the stage... one looked like a pop corn popper , and another was a crazy psychedelic thing with three screens behind Alex Lifeson. Rush played the 9 songs off of the Clockwork Angels album with a six, or seven piece Clockwork Angels String Ensemble.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2013 Jul 28

on The Monkees, 2013 Jul 27

I went to this concert with my sister Pat . She was the one that left her records behind so I listened to them in the early, and mid 1970s. It was an older crowd there for sure. Most people were in their 50s's and 60s... and a few in their early 70s it looked like that attended this concert. There was no guest band. I sat 22 rows in front of the stage, but I moved up to the middle main isle, and took some good pictures. There was a visual screen behind the stage that played segments from their comedy TV show that is shown on Antenna TV now on cable every Saturday, and Sunday afternoon. They would also play about 6 songs then play about 5 minutes worth of the segments from the show while the band took a break , and had something to drink. It was overcast skies... but a very hot and muggy night. Seven musicians backed up the three remaining Monkees. Two of these seven musicians were the sister of Mickey Dolenz (Coco Dolenz, background vocals, and percussion), and the son of Mike Nesmith (Christian Nesmith, guitar, and backing vocals). It was great to see the three remaining living Monkees. Mickey Dolenz (vocals, drums, sometimes acoustic guitar), Michael Nesmith (vocals, 6 & 12 string guitar ...sometimes keyboard), and Peter Tork (vocals, keyboards, bass, banjo, and guitar). Sadly Davy Jones died in February of 2012 in central Florida. I did get to see Davy Jones in the late 1990s at the Miami-Dade County Fair sing a lot of Monkees songs. So I have seen all four Monkees... just not all together. I was so happy when Mike Nesmith joined the Monkees again in 2012, because I never expected to see him with the band again, since he had not been with them for a very long time. During the song "Randy Scouse Git" ... Mickey Dolenz brought out a big kettle drum with the big padded drumsticks to play this song. Mike, Mickey, and Peter all would joke around on stage with each other, and they seemed to really get along with each other well. They would also joke with the audience, and other musicians playing with them on stage. They would flash Monkee album covers on the screen behind them, and just had great video behind them the whole concert. Mickey Dolenz did not play the drums for most songs (Rich Dart played most of the drums during most of their songs). Mickey played drums for about ΒΌ of this concert. He did play other percussion at times. Mike Nesmith was playing guitar the whole concert, and sounded good. Peter Tork was also on keyboard, guitar, bass, and banjo for almost all of the songs except a few. Mike, Mickey, and Peter all sounded really good on vocals for the whole show. I was amazed they sounded so good since they are all around 70 yrs old now. It was a pleasure to see "The Monkees" this night. The Monkees seemed to have a very good time, and the crowd seemed to have a very good time. This music really brought me back to memories of my childhood of listening to my sister Pat's records from the early 70s, and mid 1970s. She had purchased them in the late 60s when she was in high school. Daily Nightly, and What Am I Doing Hangin Around were two of my favorites this night... but I really enjoyed hearing all of these songs. It was just terrific seeing "The Monkees" this night !

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2013 Dec 8

on Cheap Trick / Three Dog Night / Blue Oyster Cult / John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, 2013 Dec 7

I walked under the overhang of the dog track area of the casino/dog track. Cheap Trick was on stage rehearsing. They only played one song rehearsing while I was there. Before the concert I was talking to a couple of guys that were older than me, and that have gone to concerts longer than me. One of them saw Jimi Hendrix live when the fan was 11 yrs old. The other was telling me about the great concerts at Metro Zoo in the past, and Gulfstream Park concerts (which I went to also). At 5:00 pm Blue Oyster Cult took the stage as "Secada's" under the overhang with the stage that Cheap Trick would be on later in the distance on the field. Blue Oyster Cult sounded really good. "Career Of Evil", " Burnin For You", "Godzilla", and " (Don't Fear) The Reaper" were my favorite songs sung by them this day. Blue Oyster Cult this day was: Eric Bloom-vocals/rythym guitar; Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser - lead guitar / vocals, Richie Castellano - keyboards, guitar; Jules Randino- drums; and Kasim Sulton- bass guitar. During the Blue Oyster Cult concert I talked to a guy Calvin & his wife. I think he was from the Caribbean somewhere (maybe Jamaica... but he did not sound Jamaican... not sure ). Before Three Dog Night I was at the will call window, and met a very nice husband, and wife from Germany. The husband was a fan of the song ME-262 from Blue Oyster Cult. He was also a big Rammstein fan like me. They live in southern Germany. They were very very nice people. At Stage 305 towards the front of the casino inside "Three Dog Night" started playing at 7:00 pm. It was a little older crowd for Three Dog Night. I believe Jimmy Greenspoon was not on keyboards with Three Dog Night this night even though he is still with the band. I forget who they said was playing keyboards. All five guys sounded really good on vocals. Cory Wells during the song "Mama" dressed up in a rap oufit, and so did the bass player Paul Kingery. Cory Wells was comical , but at the same time he rapped pretty good. They started the song as normal... then went into a rap version of the song... then ended the song the normal way again. Cory Wells asked the crowd which version they liked... Danny Hutton the other lead singer was strongly persuading the crowd to go with the original version of the song of theirs. During the new song "Prayer Of The Children" all they guys on stage sounded so harmonious. This is really a good song... especially if you have young kids it would probably be more meaningful. My favorite songs sung by Three Dog Night were "Out In The Country", "Old Fashioned Love Song", "One", "Prayer For The Children", and "Joy To The World". Playing with "Three Dog Night" this night were: Cory Wells- lead vocals/rhythm guitar, Danny Hutton - lead vocals/ rhythm guitar, Michael Allsup - lead guitar, keyboard-? ... (not Jimmy Greenspoon), Paul Kingery- bass guitar / backing vocals, Pat Bautz - drums / backing vocals. Cheap Trick took the stage at 9:00 pm at the MCC Amphitheater out on the field. They played about 7 songs ... then the rain came---they came back on stage and sang their more popular hits, and stopped their concert short because of the rain. During "I Want You To Want Me" there was a young pretty girl that took my picture with Cheap Trick in the background. She was in her late teens or early twenties all in her concert getup attire. She did look very pretty in it. Girls in the prime of their life sure are nice to look at sometimes. It had not rained all day until then. Cheap Trick said they would come back to Miami and make it up to us . According to recent concerts of theirs ... it looks like we missed out on about 9 songs. My favorite songs they sang out of like the 11 they sang were "Surrender", "Dream Police", and "Clock Strikes Ten". Playing with Cheap Trick this night was: Robin Zander- lead vocals/ rhythm guitar, Rick Nielsen - lead guitar/ backing vocals, Tom Petersson - bass guitar/backing vocals, Daxx Nielsen- drums. Taking the stage at "Secada's" at 11:00 pm was John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band. They started right off with their biggest hit as their first song " On The Darkside" from the 1983 movie "Eddie & The Cruisers". The saxophone player with the Beaver Brown Band "Michael Antunes" was with the band this night, and was in that movie, and played the saxophone player for Eddie & The Cruisers. Michael Antunes was very very good. He told the audience he was 73 years old....you would never know it. He had a lot of energy ! He also plays in a band called "Ernie & The Automatics" with Barry Goudreau, and Sib Hashian original band members of the band "Boston". John Cafferty had tremendous energy also! I was also really impressed with his guitarist Gary Gramolini. John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band told the crowd they were mainly from Rhode Island... with some from Massachusetts. They played a lot of songs... and John Cafferty sat after the show, and was willing to autograph $20.00 cds of the band. I was really impressed with John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band... they were mosty rock & roll..with some blues, and funk in their music. John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band this night was: John Cafferty-vocals/rhythm guitar, Michael "Tunes" Antunes - Saxophone,Gary Gramolini (lead guitar), Dean Cassell- bass guitar, Steve Burke- keyboards, and Jackie Santos- drums.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2013 Dec 9

The Lovin' Spoonful Cancelled

on Kansas / Herman's Hermits with Peter Noone / Blue Oyster Cult, 2013 Dec 8

The Lovin' Spoonful Cancelled so Blue Oyster Cult agreed to play in their place on 12/8/2013. Blue Oyster Cult was only originally suppose to play only one show on 12/7/2013 . So they played two days in a row. I did see Blue Oyster Cult on Saturday 12/7/2013..... but not I was not there on Sunday 12/8/2013.... but they announced to the crowd on 12/7/2013 who would be there the next day.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2014 Jan 5

Concert Shirt from this Bad Co. Concert.

on Bad Company, 1979 Jul 4

My oldest sister in the early 1980s gave me this concert shirt she got from this concert at the Hollywood Sportatorium in Hollywood, Florida on July 4, 1979. See photos above. I was NOT at this concert.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2014 Jan 5

Pictures of concert shirt from this concert.

on Journey / The Babys, 1980 Apr 25

These are pictures of the concert shirt my oldest sister got at the Journey concert at the Hollywood Sportatorium in Hollywood, Florida on April 25, 1980. She gave me this shirt in the early 1980s. See photos above. I did NOT go to this concert.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2014 Jan 28

Grand Funk Railroad concert at Casino Miami Jai-Alai

on Grand Funk Railroad, 2014 Jan 25

I went with my friend Waldo to see this free Grand Funk Railroad concert at Casino Miami Jai-Alai. The sound of the concert was very loud, but the sound quality during the concert was not that great. It was still a very good concert...and the sound was good enough. We got to see the band warm up soon after we arrived at the Casino. During the show I wondered into Jeff, and a few other people I met at Magic City Casino back in December 2013 for the Classic Rock Legends Weekend there. During this Grand Funk Railroad concert... the bass guitarist Mel Schacher was hidden in the darkness on stage most of the concert.... however the bass & drums (from Don Brewer) were very loud. Don Brewer had a very good drum solo during the show. My favorite songs sung this night were "I'm Your Captain (Closer To Home), We're An American Band, Inside Looking Out, Shinin' On, and Second Chance. It was a cool night in low 60s upper 50s . Grand Funk Railroad band members this night were Tim Cashion (keyboard), Mel Schacher (bass guitar...original member of the band), Don Brewer (lead vocals, drums....original member of the band), Max Carl (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), and Bruce Kulick (lead guitar). You can see the Jai-Alai court in darkness behind a black net behind the stage.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2014 Feb 2

Jefferson Starship concert in front of Homestead Motorsports Complex

on Jefferson Starship, 1995 Nov 3

It is possible this concert took place on Sunday November 5, 1995 after the big race, and not on the actual grand opening of the speedway on its very first day of qualifying for the race cars on Friday November 3, 1995. I attended both of those days ( I did not attend Sat Nov 4, 1995) on this 3 day event at the speedway. I stayed for several of the first songs of Jefferson Starship outside the front of the speedway on a stage set up there. I was very disappointed Grace Slick was no longer with the band. I left this concert early because of this disappointment... I NEVER leave concerts early... this time I did. I did not know at the time she had left the band in 1988... seven years before this concert lol. I hope to see her with the band someday again. Oh Dale Jarrett won the big race at the first ever race at the just newly opened Speedway on Sunday November 5, 1995 (Jiffy Lube 300). The band members of Jefferson Starship this day were: Diana Mangano (vocals), Marty Balin (vocals, guitar), Paul Kantner (guitar, banjo, vocals), Mark "Slick" Aguilar (lead guitar), Jack Casady (bass), Prairie Prince (drums, percussion), there were 3 different keyboard players during this time.... so I am not absolutely sure which keyboard player was there then. Jefferson Starship was there to help celebrate the grand opening of the brand new Homestead Motorsports Complex (later to be renamed Homestead-Miami Speedway) that weekend.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2014 Mar 16

The Romantics concert at Magic City Casino

on The Romantics, 2014 Mar 15

It was great to see a band who I had bought their record album way back in 1983 or 1984. I bought the record "In Heat" from "The Romantics" through "Columbia House Record & Tape Club" back then. I remember really liking that record back then. For this concert it was a very nice sunny day with hardly any clouds, and a nice breeze with the temperature around 80 degrees just before this concert under the big overhang at the Magic City Casino at a bar area there called "Secada's". Under the huge overhang there you could see downtown Miami from a distance to the east, and downtown Coral Gables to the South/Southeast... such a great cool breeze under there. It was like a natural air conditioner under that huge overhang without using any energy. Very Shady under that overhang also... nice! I went with my neighbor Waldo to this concert. I think he had a good time. We got there very early to make sure we had good seats, and we did. Right next to the stage just to the right of it... but overlooking it. The Romantics took the stage, and jammed right away... and pretty much on time for an 8 pm announced showtime. They have that "Get Up And Go Beat" type rock n roll. After the second, or third song Wally Palmar mentioned that "The Romantics" were from Detroit.... and then Rich Cole said that it is such nice weather here in Miami, and at the Casino... and that it is a lot better weather than Detroit now. During the first four songs I was really mesmerized by the unique technique that drummer Brad Elvis had for The Romantics. He was really a treat to watch his great drumming, and some of his crazy antics. He had this one antic where he lifted up his one hand straight up, while balancing the drum stick on the palm of his hand while having both his hand, and the drumstick pointing up. Later on in this concert lead singer Wally Palmar, and bassist Rich Cole talked about that The Romantics also recorded a lot of their music for their albums right here in Miami, Florida back when they made those great early albums of theirs. Listening to singer Wally Palmar play his harmonica was also neat... I remember how neat, and unique that was back in the early 1980s when I heard it a lot on the radio, and liking it a lot then. The crowd was really getting into it, and you could tell there were a lot of people tapping their feet, and just getting into the groove of the music ...and really liking it. Mike Skill sang the lead vocals for the song "Stone Pony". I was really absorbing the music (especially the first 3/4 of the show)... I had partied a little ... so I was feeling good. The band members playing live for The Romantics this night was Wally Palmar (Lead Singer, harmonica, rhythm guitar), Mike Skill (Lead Guitar, backing vocals), Rich Cole (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Brad Elvis (drums, percussion). It was a great concert.... Everyone knew the songs "Talking In Your Sleep"....and "What I Like About You".... but I think everyone enjoyed all their other songs also... by the beat of the music, the great energy, and the way The Romantics just jammed. I met a woman named Meredith who said she was Rich Cole's girlfriend. She saw me looking around the stage for any guitar picks. She was a nice person. I was talking to a couple of the roadie guys for The Romantics, and they were also very nice. The Romantics played 13 songs "Great Concert"... and it was free... wow... can't beat that... great homey atmosphere also! All the concert photos I uploaded for this concert site for this concert are actually shown in sequence of when they happened from start to finish during this concert.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2014 May 18

The Lovin' Spoonful Concert May 17, 2014

on The Lovin' Spoonful, 2014 May 17

I went with my friend Waldo D to this concert at Magic City Casino in Miami, Florida. They played a whole bunch of different classic rock music before The Lovin' Spoonful took the stage. We met a nice man with his girlfriend/wife that sat next to us that was originally from Rhode Island. Waldo, him, and I were all guessing the bands that sang the many different classic rock songs. They were older than me so they had an advantage to some of the older songs. It was a crowd mostly in the age range from 50 to 75 years old... however Waldo, and I were talking about three different younger beautiful women we saw walking around the concert before the show. It was funny to hear both of us talk about them lol. Mike Arturi, Phil Smith, Jerry Yester, and Steve Boone all walked around the stage some before the concert fine tuning their instruments, and setup before the concert. The Lovin' Spoonful took the stage, and played 14 songs this night. Joe Butler, and Steve Boone were talking about what great weather it was in Miami, Florida this day, and night. They also talked about how Steve Boone lived in Ft. Lauderdale for 20 yrs, and that he now lives in St. Augustine now, and is a Florida resident. The band also talked about that this is their 49th year of touring together, and they have been a band since 1964. They also talked about Jerry Yester being related to Joe Butler because they were in-laws. The Lovin' Spoonful talked about old stories from the 1960s and how it was being a band at the same time as The Beatles, and other bands of that time. I was really amazed at how well Joe Butler (with band since 1964), Steve Boone (with band since 1964), and Jerry Yester (with band since 1967) all sang, and played since they are now between the ages of 70-72 yrs old. Phil Smith (with band since 1998) , and Mike Arturi (with band since 1996) were extremely good musicians also. They talked about how Mike Arturi owns, and operates a music school in Minnesota, and how Phil Smith owns his own music store. All five musicians sounded great ! The drum solo of Mike Arturi was amazing, and Phil Smith really can jam in some songs. The stories you heard from these rock legends was simply amazing! Too bad John Sebastian was not there with them.. but they sounded great even though he was not there. I really recognized the songs "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice, Daydream, Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind, Summer In The City, & Do You Believe In Magic? ... they also sang two country sounding songs in Nashville Cats, and Jug Band Music.... the other songs I was not as familiar with but all their songs were great from this band that was inducted into The Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame in 2000. Unfortunately original guitarist Zal Yanovsky died in 2002. After the concert I stood in line to meet the band, and look at their merchandise. They were selling $20 cds, and $5.00 booklets. All five band members sat at a table, and drummer Mike Arturi collected money for these items. I was broke at this time because I am about to start a new job. I asked Mike Arturi if I could take a picture with the band if I bought a cd within the next two months. He said I could take a picture with the band even if I did not buy one of their cd's within the next two months... but to make it quick. Unfortunately bassist Steve Boone was busy with someone, and is mostly out of the picture... however the other four band members came out very good. As I walked away from them I told Mike Arturi his drumming was great, and I also said to the band thanks for being so nice... a couple of the band members joked and said " You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" like their hit song they opened the concert up with. I told them I really meant it... their smiles from joking changed more serious when I said that... but I think they appreciated what I said to them, and I appreciated what they did for me. Both Waldo, and I talked about how good The Lovin' Spoonful was in concert that night. We could really see the high quality in musicianship in all five band members that night. You could really tell this was a Rock N Roll Hall of fame inductee. It was a very pleasant night.... not too hot, and not too cold. Also someone from the Casino got up on the stage, and told us about the Classic Rock Legends three day event happening later this year in November, and that 6 of the 10 different band, and concerts were free. They mentioned The Guess Who, Molly Hatchet, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Foghat, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band were going to be five out of the 10 bands that will be playing there.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2014 May 25

DVD

on Deep Purple, 2001 Jun 5

I unfortunately was not at this concert. But it is the last full concert with Jon Lord on Keyboards. It is on DVD, and on Youtube.

Tim at bayside 1
Renfield13 2014 Jun 23

The Dennis DeYoung Concert at Casino Miami Jai-Alai on June 21, 2014

on Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx, 2014 Jun 21

It was great to see Dennis DeYoung finally after all these years of me wanting to see him with Styx. I did not get to see him with the classic lineup with Styx tonight... but I did get to hear the main voice of Styx. I went with my friend Waldo to this concert. It was another great free concert that was offered by Casino Miami Jai-Alai. Dennis DeYoung's voice sounded great! He may be 67 yrs old during this concert... but he still sounded like he was in his 20s. Dennis DeYoung talked about how The Miami Jai-Alai Fronton back in 1975 was one of the first places the classic lineup of Styx played live. He mentioned they played with the band Kansas that night back in 1975. He also talked about what a cold winter Chicago, Illinois (where he is from, and lives) had this past winter. He said he was thinking of moving down to South Florida to live. He talked about how his keyboard player John Biasucci was straight from Italy. Dennis DeYoung also talked about how he has been married to his background vocalist Suzanne DeYoung for 44 yrs..... wow. Pretty good for a rock star huh? He introduced his entire band one by one to the audience. Dennis DeYoung's band this night was: Dennis DeYoung - Main Lead Vocals, keyboard, & Synthesizer), Suzanne DeYoung (background vocals), John Biasucci (keyboards), Tom Sharpe (drums)
, Jimmy Leahey (guitar, backing vocals), August Zadra (guitar, lead vocals for Tommy Shaw sung songs), Craig Carter (bass, backing vocals). Dennis DeYoung, and his band sung 14 Styx songs, and he sang one solo song "Desert Moon". All of the songs sounded as good as Styx ever did. I wish they would have done the song "Snowblind" off the Paradise Theater album... but that is a Tommy Shaw & J.Y. Young sung song.... although they did other songs sung by Tommy Shaw like "Blue Collar Man", and " Too Much Time On My Hands", and "Renegade". My favorite song this night was the song "Suite Madame Blue" from the Equinox album of 1975 from Styx. All 15 songs they sung sounded great! Half the crowd was standing the whole concert... and many times the whole crowd, or almost everyone was standing during the show. I did get up right next to the stage to take one great picture of Dennis DeYoung during the song "Best Of Times". Unfortunately my friend Waldo got into a disagreement with someone that sat right behind us about Los Angeles, California...so he was in a foul mood during the show, but he still loved seeing Dennis DeYoung,and his band do all those classic songs of Styx, and his solo career. I got to talk to some other concert goers in line before the show about the old Hollywood Sportatorium venue we used to have down here in South Florida. We were talking about some stories, and the history of that place... and some of the bands that went to that great homey place for hard rock fans at the edge of the Everglades that was torn down in 1993. This Dennis DeYoung concert was suppose to happen on April 12, 2014 at Casino Miami Jai-Alai, but it was postponed until June 21, 2014 because Dennis DeYoung had the Flu, and it affected his voice etc. They rescheduled this concert right away. All the pictures I took, and I downloaded for this concert are put in order of how they happened in time in the actual concert.

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