Be BOP Deleuxe warmed them up. I have notes on this established listing since the BOC were being coming about lots so I figured I'd maintain far better track of some exhibits. Stairway two stars Harvester COF ETI Early morning Remaining [ This is when my notes start out] Flaming Telepaths [strobe lights like other occasions,speeding up as song progresses] LDOM [where by Buck is below triangle of inexperienced laser light. ME262 [once more with strobe lights when bombing and air raid sounds going off] Dominace'n'Submission/Kicks [This can be after they went into "Kicks are more durable to uncover" and Eric went into this spiel concerning the "government trying to keep all The nice weed/dope from the streets and making use of it themselves" Bucks Boogie into Alberts drum solo once they experienced the massive strobe higher than his kit plus the lasers and strobe at sametime. SOL [With all the five guitars] BTB ENCORE: Reaper Maserati GT HRTH Daryl Maxwell
I do think this was also the show Bill explained was the very first show of their new American tour. It absolutely was also as a consequence of looking at them Reside I bought Live In The Air Age when it came out in 1977. My ideal Recollections for the two this exhibit and the 1978 Erie gig I saw was the laser exhibit that they ended up employing At the moment. With each of the so referred to as major title bands such as Stones and the Who and Zeppelin working with lasers of their demonstrates. To view a band like BOC occur alongside and blow them all away that has a clearly show which was just incredible stated alot for them. I'll normally remember the tunnel of sunshine influence for the duration of Al's drum solo at this present. It was much too lousy the running cost and The actual fact the lasers did not often do the job brought about the band to discontinue their use. Nevertheless the the songs was what we ended up all there for. The lasers just designed a fantastic improvement into the tunes !!! Ralph
Ideal! We parked, were spectator's, and participated in The full rest of the working day and night. Afterwards immediately after having thoroughly polluted on barbs and wine, we went again and helped throwing plywood off of the stage into the Final Effigy of The Rock and Rollin' Storm! I don't forget climbing up the nine foot scaffolding, getting rid of my grip and falling to the bottom. The good thing is I was not a casualty. It can be funny to recollect now the Tale on the Port a Potty obtaining pushed about. I understand that. The guy piled out of there his coveralls however down swearing similar to a mother as most of us were being just laughing our asses off! He goes, "I don't Assume it's so fucking humorous!" And fully forgot about Sausage, Cigarette Man. He was advertising cartons of Marlboros for similar to a buck. Immediately after coming to early Sunday, we obtained from there. What a time that was! On reflection... I recently gained the most up-to-date Musicians Friend Catalogue and you may now acquire a transportable Laser Rig for $one hundred fifty.00. But a carton of Marlboro's is more than 50 Bucks! I noticed BOC two other times. Once more for the Spokane Coliseum and the last time in 1979 at San Diego ball park After i was inside the Navy. Low-cost Trick was the spotlight there for me. BOC headlined. We went nearly the top with the stadium 4 stories large and watched them Perform. The Bass Solo on Godzilla was phenomenal. So were the tracers. I feel it seriously could well be interesting if BOC came back again up in 2011 for any 35 Calendar year "Reunion Live performance." Only this time it's possible offer "Reserved Seating" in lieu of "Limited Attendance." :-) Jim L.
This was my initial concert, I had been sixteen decades previous. I would by no means heard of Bob Seger prior to, but he just blew the roof off the Richfield Coliseum. The sax player was walking out over a triangular extension before the stage, balancing on the thin conclude of a 2x4, it had been so cool. By some means we labored our way down to the floor between the opener and ZZ Prime. We sat in the entrance row before Top came on, but saved finding kicked out as people today came back for their seats. It absolutely was wild to see the many animals on phase up shut, cows and snakes.
The set list was possibly a good deal like the Maryland display from Stay seventy six and I used to be sort of proud of myself that at fifteen decades outdated I knew by coronary heart pretty much each individual track BOC played.
General I relished the gig, but was quite bummed out about Styx not exhibiting up. I thought Seger did a fantastic work, and it had been rather cool observing him accomplish what would develop into just one his signature albums. NM was introduced in October likewise. Thanks for that memory. Bob Paxon
I been serious about what to write down for pretty awhile. Have study many of the posts, posts, poster and ticket. Now in The sunshine of modern archive and journalistic do the job by Steve Jackson it is time to genuinely set the history straight! Critically while. I was the one outlined who gathered the four hundred signatures' (a few of which had been teachers at CDA Substantial) and felt moved to current constructive factors to have this Songs Competition inside our again lawn at the opposition Conference. I was stunned at how threatening a 18 12 months previous kid with a few items of paper with signatures on it could make such a response! Nevertheless my efforts were duly noted by John getting 4 no cost tickets for the demonstrate. Which was really cool! I had been there The full day Friday with some good friends. I keep in mind the afternoon was fairly neat. A couple of genuinely trippy bands. Then just after dark Nazareth strike the phase and we had been pumped! Then I think it had been above or something. Everybody went out for their cars and trucks or the place ever and we just partied as we have been expecting to discover BOC. Then many of us piled back in following the "deal" went as a result of. It was awesome! I had viewed BOC The very first time in 1975 for the Spokane Coliseum and which was a real trippy time I need to say which was better still! The spotlight I believe was the Finale when they performed Born To Be Wild and they crossed the guitars from the air Using the lasers flashing and which was like way interesting. The next day we drove again and was informed the concert was cancelled and was explained to to just drive by way of and go household.
" "Do not Fear the Reaper" was on the list of encores. A great deal such as the 1976 present which is on DVD. The location is actually a hockey rink, rather than a big a single at that. The concert established an attendance file for the state of Maine at that time, close to six,000 persons. The spot was Completely packed! There was an area music journal/paper known as "Sweet Potato" that coated this and all kinds of other concert events in Maine at time. It would be enjoyment to find a copy... Ralph
I had been in the providence display. mothers greatest sucked. j giels was alright but boc stole the exhibit. boc experienced a wicked laser mild demonstrate plus they sounded fantastic. i have seen boc about ten instances in concert and hardly ever found a nasty display. Gerald LeBlanc
I'm able to say for sure that Soaked Willie was the 3rd act Once i observed them and this live performance probably experienced three acts. Incidentally - Mesker Amphitheater is certainly an outside location and it has been recognized by Mesker Tunes Theater at the same time. I feel the title adjusted to Mesker Amphitheater just after some in depth renovations had been finished there, likely during the late 70's or early 80's. Mesker is still an awesome location to see a live performance. Ralph
Sure we performed! Three day outdoor Competition... BOC was a buy now showcased headliner, as was Rainbow and Bachman Turner Overdrive. Nazareth performed prior to us on the 1st night time. We ended up designed to go away our lights on stage for another two days shows... BOC was planning to Oakland CA to perform Day Over the Environmentally friendly while in the interim and did not need to have the production help; i.e. sound and lights... Then we identified which the promoter experienced left with The cash and in the booking agent in The big apple we uncovered that B.T.O. didn't even know they ended up to Enjoy! That is when Rick Downey And that i took about the ticket booth. I had a forty four mag. hand gun a safety guard lent me. We continued to promote tickets for that three working day occasion not even understanding if we might get earlier that 1st day... seeking to find the Cult's income. We counted nickels and dimes!! We began getting down the light rig soon after our present... that started the riot... the children were ripped off by this promoter in advance of and were being all set to strike... initial thing out of your standard I observed was an ice cream truck tumbling down the grandstands.
I obtained there late and skipped J. Geils and Styx. Matter of point I didn't even know they had been on the Monthly bill till now! After we arrived we had to park over the far finish from the parking lot. I try to remember the entire car parking zone staying lined with damaged glass. You could possibly not step with out stepping on glass. It had been a reasonably wild party scene. I went with a friend who was a major BOC lover. I grew to become an enormous lover following this show. They were being wonderful. A further factor I keep in mind is that somebody threw a lit firecracker to the stage in close proximity to Eric Bloom.
The promoter (Sunshine) was precisely the same on all the tickets as well as the ticket patterns and formats ended up all according to becoming Columbus gigs. Now - I do know of the Erie gig for possibly Sept or Oct 1976 - no definitive day is now available, but circumstantial evidence factors to a thing like fourteen Oct. See that day beneath To find out more... Doug Curran
I'm entirely sure that BOC played Salem VA on six Nov - begin to see the stub and gig recollections beneath - but this day has become the topic of some contradictory info up to now. The first listings on boc.com had this gig down as Both equally Salem and Chicago! That'd be a very good trick if you might do it! I know Phil Collins performed each London and Philadelphia Stay Support shows on exactly the same day but he had Concorde that can help him! Also: I've Earlier been given anecdotal reports of a Chicago gig inside this time period which also - reportedly - experienced Patti Smith guesting on "Vera Gemini".