Be sure to aid me place a date on this gig... We all know from your ripped stub that it had been on the Wednesday, so for those who believe that Tumble isn't September (that is definitely just the top of Summer time) or December (that is absolutely Winter season by then), so likely we are only investigating October and November.
In my view, that had to be the ultimate outside concert, Specifically thinking about it was our Nations 200th Birthday!
It absolutely was surely People five bands. I've been telling good friends relating to this concert For several years. The fella I went to the live performance with moved to Texas after college and I have never spoken to him in several years but I could test to receive in touch with him and see if he remembers more about the clearly show. I do not keep in mind BOC as getting the headliner but I'd personally say they were being by far the most well-known on the five groups. The one band which i didn't know anything at all about at time was Hurry and I believe (?
Sorry. It is really rather very likely that ticket profits weren't perfect for countless bands at this kind of a pricey location to work with as being the Coliseum and it absolutely was moved into the Gardens. This happened frequently back again in those days since they had been Found a stone's throw absent on exactly the same exhibition floor assets. The Gardens was an exceptionally tiny area plus the phase was 6' higher or so. Insert the System sneakers Many people wore in Those people times and you also noticed almost everything just fine when standing within the phase fence. NB: I'd a 4 AM "flash" with regard to the demonstrate and, wanting inside my unique vinyl copy of "Agents of Fortune", there were 2 newspaper critiques in the Gardens display. Nonetheless, at time I clipped them the two without the dates. In equally reviews, it states which the concert happened with a Friday evening within the Gardens. Ralph
As soon as the Seem was fastened, this concert was pure magic. I brought a lot of lovers to determine them. quite a few wherever supporters of Uriah Heep (who I favored at the same time). But I advised them BOC would blow them away and they did!
BOC.com has this gig down as within the "Convention Centre" however the ticket above says "Selland Arena", which is just one venue within the Convention Heart complex, so This is why I'm listing it as a result on this site.
Re the venue - yes, it had been the monitor title and the region, form of like "tri state place"... I've been passing thru there on a yearly basis for that previous ten years since I've been in racing.... George Geranios
By Peter Ashkenaz When speaking of rock and roll, it seems to acquire modified through the several years, if final evening's live performance during the Civic Heart is any sign of matters to come. Using a crowd of close to 3,000, Blue Oyster Cult and Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band presented their very own types of rock and roll to some screaming audience who were being on their feet just for a number of small music. If aged-time rock is exactly what an observer was hoping for, Bob Seger came nearer to it Together with the Oyster Cult. Beginning with "Rock and Roll Never Forgets," the band that includes Joe Randolph, a guitarist in a very white fit and straw hat who in no way "boogied" in excess of by nodding his head. They ended up in a position to mellow with "Attractive Loser," though the rock was again with "Ramblin' Gamblin' Male" and "Nutbush Metropolis Boundaries." As just one people claimed, "Seger moves Just about very good as Tina Turner on that a person." Disappointing was The very fact there was almost nothing impressive, save the Oyster Cult's utilization of laser lights. Below was A different disappointment if a person had found the lights at this summer time's Certainly present. Not as lots of the viewers had been on their own toes attempting to capture the rays, or simply clapping in time and energy to the music.
Tickets $seven, advance; $seven.50 working day-of-clearly show. It also afterwards appeared in subsequent editions, and there was also this while in the "Arlington Heights Herald" on 24 Sept 1976: In the region - Blue Oyster Cult, tonight and Saturday, Aragon Ballroom, Chicago; So, that designed it rather possible the two gigs came about, but the clincher came within the 27 Sept 1976 concern in the "Chicago Tribune": In the meantime, over the more durable rock scene. Blue Oyster Cult, purveyors of weighty-steel fire and brimstone, held forth Friday and Saturday night time at the Aragon Ballroom, bringing with them a formidable laser gentle demonstrate and by far the most eyeball-scorching flash-pot results I've viewed. Led by direct singer Eric Bloom (fewer menacing-hunting than regular in chic black leather-based jumpsuit) and guitarist Buck Dharma, at its most effective their tunes approximated a trip on the subway bound for hell - which can, to us really hard-rock supporters, be heaven. Not precisely an in-depth, in-depth overview, but not less than it did affirm The 2 dates. Not a phrase to the assistance acts, and no mention of Patti Smith. I understand Patti Smith came onstage to sing "Vera Gemini" Along with the band on a minimum of just one of these Aragon demonstrates, but which? Or was it each? Here is a reference from a significant total site piece on Patti Smith that appeared in the 5 December 1976 edition on the "Chicago Tribune": Patti's Electric power Operates on Rock Energy [excerpt] "I just experience genuinely optimistic now regarding the new music. I am taking part in every one of the places I love in the following handful of months, and I'm going to be taking part in Chicago for The very first time." Actually, Smith appeared in Chicago briefly quite a few months back, accomplishing 1 song with Blue Oyster Cult [her boyfriend of 6 decades, Allen Lanier, plays keyboard for the group] at the Cult's live performance from the Aragon. "The children at that present didn't know who I used to be," she reported. "They figured I used to be some maniac who leaped onstage - numerous Young ones leap onstage at my reveals, far too, and need to sing 'Gloria' as well as me - however the way the viewers reacted persuaded the promoters I could deal with that put.
!!!" is really an understatement. We have been Certainly spellbound with the laser scattering off the mirror-ball. They were being the first band to come to Texas that experienced lasers if I remember properly so we had been suitably impressed.
I and my spouse for being have been at this gig. Do not bear in mind A lot. We imagined that is was Queen. Nevertheless married after all these yrs... Dave Labuhn
When BOC performed the Lakeview arena in Marquette, Michigan I had been there. The again-up band was REO Speedwagon. I hold the poster in the concert, it hung within the wall of my room all by way of faculty. I do not recall Substantially about the live performance besides that I really preferred the light show.
The promoter (Sunshine) was a similar on many of the tickets and also the ticket models and formats were all per being Columbus gigs. Now - I do know of the Erie gig for either Sept or Oct 1976 - no definitive date is currently available, but circumstantial evidence factors to a thing like fourteen Oct. See that day below To find out more... Doug Curran
Anything within the phase was being wrecked and or burned, I used to be mindful that anger with the promoters and the lack of on going live performance was likely to be avenged without any regard to participants protection. We could see The full point in the stands such as the line of targeted traffic winding out the single lane again towards the freeway the place there were quite a few cops lined up observing. I keep in mind that there was this person who was passed out peaches screams sex or sleeping less than this winnagago receiving some shade presumably, when it began up and drove off driving about element of this very poor guy. We eventually left when the crowd experienced thinned as well as destruction had taken It really is toll, we drove to some tenting location wherever we located other escaped Competition individuals and they'd like three or 4 stolen kegs and food to feed All people for the rest of the weekend. I'd a hard time regarding the continued social gathering mood simply because this celebration produced me just take pause and starvation for the security of home, I was fifteen. James