I have the stub. 09/04/1976 is the correct day and Mesker Music Amphitheater in Evansville Indiana is the right location. The stub suggests Blue Oyster Cult with Distinctive 'friends' and three functions were being standard at Mesker in Those people many years. To get truthful, I cannot don't forget the opening functions. I do try to remember seeing Moist Willie at Mesker but are not able to genuinely ensure it was at this concert.
I'm not bought on the thought of Hurry becoming the support on this Fargo, ND gig. I vaguely remember an job interview from close to 5 a long time in the past wherever Neil Peart said they have played nearly all the forty eight contiguous states but 2, and I assumed ND was a type of states.
There have been keggars all night time (kegs taken from your beer vehicles). With the third morning quite a bit of folks experienced left as well as police automobiles finally arrived in stating we experienced to depart or we would be charged with setting up a riot. Me and a few pals had to walk to the closest minor town and utilize a pay telephone to get among the guys mom to return get us. (Several several hours push Every way). The concert would have been good but this I am going to under no circumstances overlook! Michael Krahn
This was my to start with concert, I used to be sixteen yrs aged. I would never ever heard about Bob Seger before, but he just blew the roof from the Richfield Coliseum. The sax player was going for walks out with a triangular extension before the stage, balancing on The skinny finish of a 2x4, it was so neat. Somehow we worked our way right down to the ground in between the opener and ZZ Major. We sat in the entrance row in advance of Best arrived on, but retained finding kicked out as people today came back again for their seats. It was wild to discover each of the animals on stage up near, cows and snakes.
Now consider the initial reaction. It can be from John Brower, the promoter. Does that jive with your Reminiscences of your party? He is trying to state folks begun burning things to KEEP Heat, what just like a semi truck? Also suggests area individuals ripped him off??? Without having likely into excessive element, I'm able to say I wasn't lucky sufficient to secure a ticket, Despite the fact that John Brower came out to Coeur d alene and gave absent some no cost tickets to many of my friends.
I vaguely do not forget that Mott's soundman couldn't make the show and I blended the two B.O.C. and them. This is why I have a Mott cassette of that present.
For the get started - this gig is not on Ricky Reyer's lists so straight away which makes it a bit suspect, ticket or no ticket...
The initial gig lists on boc.com experienced a demonstrate outlined on the San Diego Sports Arena on 12 November 1976. On the other hand, I always strongly doubted this gig happened as there was a documented present at this location on 17 Dec - as well as there is a stub for that date also.
I shot the present employing a rangefinder 35mm camera working with Ektachrome slide movie. I still have a number of the prints I created of the best stuff, but not sure where by the slides them selves are. I had a setlist at a single time; it's basically a cassette tape with all the songs to be able culled from the different albums.
Once the expression rock concert is uttered, it usually conveys several meanings. One man or woman could affiliate it with a huge frisbee exhibition. I imply, any concert-goer is aware of the satisfaction derived from watching some unsuspecting innocent bystander get "clocked" by a frisbee. (Or perhaps the exhilaration of having even). A further may possibly affiliate rock concert with the idea of consuming "herbs" in comprehensive security. Yet again, anybody who has attended a live performance appreciates in the huge clouds of sweet, aromatic smoke which rises from "a variety of" parts on the arena. Even though you arrived vacant-handed, there is often some sort unique All set using a handout. But many people today associate a rock concert with loud, driving songs which is now the trademark with the institution. Some discover this repulsive, including globe-reknowned musical genius, Yahudi Meneuhin, who just lately attended a Rolling Stones concert. He found it being astoundingly loud and explained the occurance for a menagerie. I suppose he's right in certain respects, but many of the folks appreciated the superior depth volume (I being one of these), and that's what the teams provide them with. This past weekend I'd the satisfaction of attending a single of those rock and roll extravaganzas. Evidently Blue Oyster Cult, Hurry, and Angel decided to congregate in the Syracuse War Memorial. The last time I attended an party In this particular developing, I noticed perhaps the worst concert of all time - Z.Z. Leading and Slade. As soon as inside, the pre-live performance ritual was currently taking place. The "haze" was starting to get form, the frisbees and rolls of toilet paper have been traveling, and All people was just having a excellent time. What amazed me was the size of the crowd. Expecting a full household, I had been stunned to discover the arena only about 3-quarters comprehensive. Shortly the lights dimmed and Angel was declared. My first incounter using this type of reasonably new team happened in a Circus journal post final Winter season. They were reviewed and described as getting within the developmental stages, but point out was built of their "metallic" qualities, and so I used to be a tiny bit nervous to hear their very first number. Little did I know they'd be the worst opening act I might at any time observed because Skyhooks opened up for Uriah Heep. Angel was a cross between Kiss, Queen, and Monty Python (for their comedian price, not intended certainly), but with none in their expertise. They emerged with out-landish costumes, naturally to provide them with optimum appeal and also to disguise The shortage of musical expertise which was evident. They went through about 10 numbers which could have been all the same tune for all I am aware. It was cliche rock taken to its paramount. (Exaggerated stage steps, coupled with pseudo-guitar licks by a completely mediocre guitarist). With Angel properly from audible variety, the stage was established for one among rock's most underrated and relatively unknown teams, Rush. They may be out of Toronto, Canada, and have produced these kinds of superb albums as: "Rush," "Fly By Night time," "Caress of Steel," as well as their most recent, "2112.
I used to be pissed over and above belief. Replacing Blue Oyster Cult would be the Michael Quatro Jam band. Incredibly the group did not look phased in any respect And that i figured that all hell would brake unfastened. Apparently the throng have been there to find out Slade. The present was in fact memorable in that I practically had to be persuaded to remain after Quatro performed his set. I'd little interest in Slade and no need to stay for his or her efficiency but I am damm happy my buddy convinced me to remain. Slade opened up with "hear me calling" and I had been hooked from that second on. The display was incredible plus the Hancock Heart rocked like no tomorrow. I went out the next day and purchased 5 Slade albums and became a lifelong Slade supporter and supporter. So although it was dissapointing that BOC didn't clearly show it could describe why considering they had been in Duluth Placing on their incredible audio and Visible onslaught of music and mayhem. Hope this clears up that date And that i now have some closure realizing why the blokes by no means showed up in Findlay... Ralph
This was the first BOC present I attended. Bob Seger and also the Silver Bullet Band opened and had been incredible. ZZ Prime, the headliner, performed 2nd as they experienced a lengthy trip to generate for his or her exhibit the next night time. Sad to say, this intended that their Texas-formed stage, which was festooned with cages for various animals (I keep in mind a longhorn steer, a rattlesnake and some sort of chook of prey, but there could have already been Other individuals) should be disassembled before BOC could load their tools on to the stage.
This show never ever transpired to the top of my information. I have found Mahogany Hurry with Nazareth and Rush but by no means BOC. Nils Lofgren under no circumstances backed up the Cult in Vancouver involving 'seventy six and 'seventy eight. I'm really guaranteed that BOC did not in fact Participate in the Pacific Coliseum location due to the fact when they did, I might have surely been there. BOC was my favourite band and I would've cut school or my work in the 2nd to view them from '76-'seventy eight. I Give up enjoying from the orchestra pit for a faculty musical After i learned that Queen was coming on a night of 1 of The varsity performances. I did see a 1976 gig in Vancouver, although - there was only one backing band for the checkout with paypal display, Bob Seger, and it was played not within the Pacific Coliseum but from the Substantially cozier P.N.E. Gardens Auditorium. (see 26 November). I don't have a ticket stub so I am unable to verify it was not a different performance which i noticed.
I must mention that there must be a correction as far as Norfolk, Va. Dec. 26 1976. The opening act that evening was a southern band termed Grinderswitch... which bored me to no end! Sustain the good work! Ralph