I have the stub. 09/04/1976 is the proper date and Mesker Tunes Amphitheater in Evansville Indiana is the proper venue. The stub states Blue Oyster Cult with Unique 'company' and 3 acts have been common at Mesker in those yrs. To be trustworthy, I cannot bear in mind the opening acts. I do remember viewing Damp Willie at Mesker but cannot certainly make certain it was at this concert.
The Blue Oyster Cult labored additional time previous night to compensate for your malfunctioning $100,000 mild process which was to Leading at the Allentown Fairgrounds. Although the brand name-new laser system was rigged up and surrounded by banking institutions of pcs and substantial spools of thick cable, inadequate energy within the corridor or a rush wiring occupation resulted in shooting sparks and actual smoke - a light demonstrate the group hadn't counted on. Among the band's gentle professionals mentioned the security of your viewers was far more vital than looking to keep the costly process working. The laser won't be employed at Cult live shows right until your complete program has become checked in the lab, the technician claimed. Aside from that, the team put over the exhibit their supporters arrived to see.
I did not have a vehicle back again then so I had to hitch rides with whoever experienced 1 at college, so I know it was just before summer holiday to the Agents of Fortune Tour because the ONLY music I clearly remember them accomplishing was ETI. Sorry, wish I may be a lot more assistance. Ralph
I believe I had been the Mate Dan H referred to. It had been a Fantastic demonstrate! It absolutely was the Boys as the very first warm up band and also the lights had been on as Douglas stated. The lead was putting on a leather jock (more than his denims) plus they ended up BOOED off the stage. They sucked. It was the period of Standard Admission tickets and I was in with regard to the fifth row.
I am able to assure definitely that BOC performed the Richfield Coliseum [near Cleveland] on December 31st 1976 NOT Dec 29th as shown on BOC's Site. At midnight BOC and crew arrived back again out [They simply completed participating in a couple of minutes prior to] Most of us counted down and so they lined up with their arms close to each other and sang AULD LANGE SYNE and kicked their legs up Rockette design as a tremendous balloon drop with the ceiling arrived down. They then did A different track, some outdated 1950's track that I haven't been equipped to keep in mind and Eric joked about hardly ever owning done that music right before and doubtless hardly ever would yet again.
A electronic Laptop or computer system is applied to handle the programming of many laser outcomes. A number of theatrical results intended by a Broadway consequences residence will increase the laser process. Typical lights will originate from a a hundred and twenty-instrument, double truss theatrical lights program which powers, between other things, 10 laboratory strobe lights. Beside the above text was a boxed image ad for your gig, which had the worrying strapline: "Tonite! A lot of Seats Accessible." Clearly, the implication of this is always that not a lot of tickets were offered for the exhibit. I mean, c'mon Sioux Town!! BOC and Hurry as well as a condition on the art laser present!! What a lot more would you bloody want? The advertisement had the next added info: Particular Laser & Flash Light Present
RUSH was from another World! I failed to pretty get it and the silk pants and clogs were a little Substantially for my blue jean brain Nonetheless they ended up wonderful!
" "Really don't Anxiety the Reaper" was among the list of encores. Greatly such as the 1976 present that's on DVD. The location is actually a hockey rink, rather than a sizable just one at that. The concert set an attendance report to the point out of Maine At the moment, about six,000 men and women. The position was Certainly packed! There was an area audio magazine/paper called "Sweet Potato" that lined this and all kinds of other concert events in Maine at some time. It will be enjoyable to locate a copy... Ralph
They had an elevated stage in The form of Texas by using a Stay buffalo, coyote and rattle snake within the stage. Those people boys positive had been humorous However they guaranteed gave us a dose of Texas. Memphis would in no way be the exact same.
Once the phrase rock concert is uttered, it always conveys a variety of meanings. A single human being might associate it with a big frisbee exhibition. I mean, any live performance-goer knows the enjoyment derived from watching some unsuspecting innocent bystander get "clocked" by a frisbee. (Or even the exhilaration of getting even). A different might affiliate rock live performance with the thought of consuming "herbs" in entire safety. Yet again, anybody who has attended a live performance is familiar with in the immense clouds of sweet, aromatic smoke which rises from "several" parts from the arena. Even though you arrived empty-handed, there is usually some kind specific All set with a handout. But many people today affiliate a rock live performance with loud, driving new music which is becoming the trademark with the institution. Some find this repulsive, like globe-reknowned musical genius, Yahudi Meneuhin, who just lately attended a Rolling Stones live performance. He observed it to become astoundingly loud and explained the occurance for a menagerie. I guess he's suitable in some respects, but many of the men and women appreciated the superior depth volume (I becoming one of these), and that's what the teams provide them with. This previous weekend I'd the enjoyment of attending 1 of those rock and roll extravaganzas. Plainly Blue Oyster Cult, Rush, and Angel chose to congregate inside the Syracuse War Memorial. The final time I attended an celebration In this particular building, I noticed probably the worst live performance of all time - Z.Z. Leading and Slade. At the time within, the pre-concert ritual was now occurring. The "haze" was starting to just take form, the frisbees and rolls of bathroom paper were being flying, and Every person was just having a very good time. What surprised me was the size of the group. Anticipating a full household, I was surprised to discover the arena only about a few-quarters total. Quickly the lights dimmed and Angel was declared. My initially incounter with this reasonably new team occurred in the Circus journal article final winter. They ended up reviewed and referred to as getting during the developmental levels, but point out was made of their "metal" skills, and so I used to be a tad nervous to hear their very first number. Very little did I realize they'd be the worst opening act I might at any time viewed considering that Skyhooks opened up for Uriah Heep. Angel was a cross concerning Kiss, Queen, and Monty Python (for their comedian price, not intended naturally), but with none of their talent. They emerged with out-landish costumes, of course to provide them with ideal charm and to disguise The dearth of musical expertise which was noticeable. They went by means of about 10 figures which could have been all the identical song for all I understand. It was cliche rock taken to its paramount. (Exaggerated phase actions, coupled with pseudo-guitar licks by a totally mediocre guitarist). With Angel properly away from audible assortment, the stage was established for one of rock's most underrated and comparatively unidentified teams, Hurry. They can be outside of Toronto, Canada, and have produced these great albums as: "Hurry," "Fly By Night time," "Caress of Steel," as well as their most recent, "2112.
It really is amusing the amount of of my recollections are Virtually phrase for word Together with the account higher than... the ice product truck, the semi tractor, the man that warm wired the crane that put up the phase... I didn't Assume we ended up the first day but nevertheless, a lot of bands pulled out (I feel they had been touting 30 Are living functions and so on...) that we ended up the main and very last day... And Sure, as I used to be conversing with Wally Meyerwitz and or Steve Schenck again in New York, around the payphone nailed into a piece of plywood nailed to your pole during the backstage area, whilst observing the very little dressing home trailers go up in smoke, a rock the scale of a softball wizzed by my head, strike the board and at that moment I made a decision it absolutely was a smart idea to get me and the band the f@*k outta there!
The group commenced getting definitely pissed. They setup for BOC as the gang proceeds to have rowdy and after that Abruptly, they take the phase as Eric proclaimed "We are not intending to Enable slightly lightning halt us."
BOC did in truth headline this all day long exhibit shop now (must have already been a Saturday or Sunday). Nevertheless, for whichever rationale they selected to acquire Leslie West near the demonstrate. There was a mass exodus to your doors which was way too bad, for the reason that Leslie gave us a very good set - Mississippi Queen and Nantucket Sleighride getting the plain highlights. Hurry opened the exhibit and was truly very Terrible. I do think Neal were With all the band less than a year. I noticed them 2 years later at the exact same venue (the Cap Centre was a fantastic spot to see displays - extraordinary acoustics for just a hockey rink) and I could not think it absolutely was precisely the same band - they cooked. Back to 4 Jan 76 - REO was up future, followed by Ted. We are depending on a 32 yr aged memory that's very shaky anyway, but I appear to remember that Ted tore the place up.
This line-up was verified by this somewhat helpful url which lists each of the Bill Graham promoted displays: Scott D