B Hartman writes about 1974-04-28 Swarthmore: A cherished childhood memory. Was all of 12 at the time. My late friend T Tracy and I ventured to the Amphitheatre hearing the music and we climbed up from behind the stage and both sat on the back wall to listen and take in what was essentially our first "rock concert".
When telling friends of this story I always include "joehamer's" comments as I too remember the streaker. Sad part was he fell at the bottom of the gravel hill that ran beside the theatre...ouch!
"joehamer writes: I rode my bike over from Ridley and caught the end of the show .. Even saw a streaker on a Nixon mask !"
Charlene Callahan Linden writes about 1974-10-06 Worcester: I almost didn't go. I was afraid that he was a boring singer songwriter who played boring wimpy music.
Boy was I wrong. That night changed my life.
When they played "Rosalita" I think he must have jumped five feet into the air. I'm sure that wasn't true but that was how I remembered it.
Joe M writes about 1981-09-14 Cincinnati: An earlier date was cancelled in Cincinnati and this was a make up date at the end of the tour. Somehow our two tickets for the earlier show were upgraded to floor seats in the seventeenth row for the makeup show. My date was 5'2" so much of show was spent standing on the folding chairs. Proud Mary was memorable as Clarence sang "Rolling", with his deep voice, much like Ike Turner.
Sarah Macmillan writes about 2003-03-28 Auckland: Thank you for helping me to relive the memories of the Magic in the Night!
David writes about 1978-11-12 Troy: I was on the editorial board of the RPI school paper in 78... Mike Miller, the editor in chief, was a HUGE Springsteen fan and dragged us all to the concert. I didn't have a ticket but stood on the stage with my press pass. You didn't really hear it as much as feel the compressed air from the huge banks of amplifiers. It was a Sunday so after the concert we had to go back and put the paper together for the next week. Nobody could hear each other because our ears were ringing, which lasted a few days. Still one of the best concerts I ever went to. The Dead and ELP also played there that year (for ELP, it was shortly after they dropped the orchestra they were touring with). We were also going to have Lynrd Skynyrd, but that was scheduled to for 2 days after their plane crash...
Two shows, same city, same venue, 25 years apart. One was my first, the other was my 59th. There have been other shows in between at the same place, but 25 years is a good occasion to pause and loo ... Read more
Which was the bigger surprise is hard to say, but yesterday two announcements were made that were both rather unexpected. One was that Bruce has added a final show for 2012 in Mexico City, and the ... Read more