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Pura Vida

All riff, no raff.
Mar 10th, 2012 09:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I listed three songs in the thread about songs your home town, one of which was Our Song by Yes.

I've heard the story before but thought to check Wikipedia about it and lo and behold the story according to Wiki is true.

126 degrees inside the Toledo Sports Arena.

I was there on 7/27/1977 and I do remember it was a really hot night - oh and so was the band. Donovan was the opening act.

Wiki link

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I'm a helper
Mar 10th, 2012 09:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I attended a concert by Johnny Winter (irony alert) that was the hottest ever. It was in the San Bernardino Swing Auditorium (since burned down) that was a popular venue in the Inland Empire of Southern California in the 60s/70s. Most of the big names who played LA, the Forum, etc, hit the Swing Auditorium on their way out of town. It was a relatively small venue, holding about 4,000, sort of the same size as the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. It was always "free seating," meaning General Admission, sit where you want (or can). Ted Nugent was the opening act (this was 1976, he was on his way up) and Johnny was the headliner, touring behind "Johnny Winter Captured Live." When Johnny came on, for some reason, they turned off the A/C in the joint, and we all began to sweat. The place was packed and we made our way, strugglingly, to the front of the stage (kept back by a rudimentary chain link fence) and man was it hot. 126 degrees? Maybe not, but I must have lost ten pounds in sweat that night.

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T-boned and punctured
Mar 10th, 2012 10:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Eagles, Cobo Hall top tier. I seem to recall the temp 102F. I also recall later reading an interview with Joe Walsh how he had the flu at that concert and pooped his pants. Hence, the roadie tying a sweater around his waist and white pants.

Charlie Macon
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Mar 10th, 2012 10:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

'Twas 108F, if I remember correctly, at Neil Young and Crazy Horse's 2003 Greendale show in Dallas.

Correction: 109F, outdoor show, fortunately late in the day as the sun was setting.

(This message was last edited by Charlie Macon at 10:52 AM, Mar 10th, 2012)

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Upstate NY, USA

Musical accident waiting to happen
Mar 10th, 2012 10:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Played at least one where I think I was in real danger of heat exhaustion, but never have sat through a hot one.

(This message was last edited by sjerome at 11:09 AM, Mar 10th, 2012)

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michigan, usa

Mar 10th, 2012 02:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Pink Floyd, Dark Side tour at the old Olympia Stadium in Detroit.

It was first-come seating and we ended up in the second row from the top. It was in the dead of summer, and had to be 120f. People were buying beer to pour on themselves.

Great show, though.

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Keep your C4

I'll take the C2
Mar 10th, 2012 02:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Petty, Dylan, The Dead.

RFK 7/7/86

98F at 10pm.

3rd degree sun burn on the scalp, face, and ears.

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I Fink U Freeky!
Mar 10th, 2012 03:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Monsters of Rock at Rice Stadium circa summer '88 or '89.

Van Halen
Kingdom Come

Maybe others I can't remember.

People were passing out. They were throwing out waters to the crowd on the floor. After a couple hours there was 4 inches of standing nasty dirty water on the floor.

Good times.

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Throw in a pick and you've got a deal!
Mar 10th, 2012 03:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Guess Who at the Wichita State Univ. football stadium around 1973. Sufferin' hot!

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Don't worry what

people think, they don't do it often
Mar 10th, 2012 04:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Maybe the US festival in 1983.

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Staten Island, NY

"Insert witty saying here"
Mar 10th, 2012 04:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Billy Joel, last show at Shea Stadium. Was 100 degrees in the pitch black of night.

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no hitch in my git along yet
Mar 10th, 2012 04:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

PapaDave: I can't count the number of shows that I went to at the Swing Auditorium during the 70's when I lived in Redlands. Sure beat the heck out of going to L.A. or Long Beach, both of which I went to for shows. Thanks for the memory. I think I was at the JW show that made it to the live album.

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Oceanside, CA

Mar 10th, 2012 05:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Maybe the US festival in 1983."

Yep. I was going to post the same thing. It was fun but darn, it was HOT out there.

Rick Knight
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St. Peters, Mo. USA

Mar 10th, 2012 06:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Squeeze, in a club not far from New Orleans, but kind of out in the middle of nowhere. It was summer, the place was packed way beyond capacity and may or may not have had air conditioning anyway. By the time the show ended, people were literally wringing sweat from their clothes.

(This message was last edited by Rick Knight at 06:27 PM, Mar 10th, 2012)

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I wouldn't say that's excessive
Mar 10th, 2012 07:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Specials on Day 2 of Rock Werchter 2010. It was 42 degrees Celsius, or 108 degree Fahrenheit. We's stayed int he campsite all day trying to find shade and pouring ice cold water over ourselves, but I insisted on making the mile and a half trip to the festival site (what became known as 'the death march') to see the Specials. Went into the tent for five minutes, danced to Message to You Rudy, felt like I was going to collapse, and went in search of scarce shade and water.

The average HIGH temperature in Brussels for July is 22C, or 71F. We were not expecting 42C (108F), as you can imagine!!

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Top dog in a litter of mutts
Mar 10th, 2012 09:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

101st Airborne's rock band at an outdoor concert at Camp Eagle II, Saudi Arabia late October 1990.

At least the makeshift stage had overhead cover.

Blues Beat
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Southern Florida

Kent was here.
Mar 11th, 2012 06:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mid 70s Southern Rock Extravaganza. Charlie Daniels, The Outlaws, and I think Molly Hatchet.

About 90, Florida 90 with the pea soup air.

Miami Baseball stadium in July, it was an old run down stadium that the Miami Marlins minor league baseball team played at, the original marlins from the 40s.

The Outlaws MCG where there in full force. I saw one of the most brutal fights I ever saw in my life between two of them.

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Columbia, SC

E. All of the Above
Mar 11th, 2012 07:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Twangmeister nails it!

I've played gigs outdoors in Baghdad on the 4th of July, it was hot.

Guitar Fool
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Titusville, Florida

Thank a Vet today....
Mar 11th, 2012 07:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

well my expereince is a different kind of hot...

Saw J.Geils band at Cap Center in Maryland back in 76'....some one started setting off fireworks and somehow the corduroy jacket i was wearing caught on fire...

and yeah it got damn hot!

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USA, Lubbock

Anybody got a band-aid?
Mar 11th, 2012 09:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

SAE Chili Cookoff here in Lubbock sometime around May.

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