concert memoirs pt. 7 – x, the church, red hot chili peppers, general public & let’s active

X w/Soul Asylum 10/15/84 First Avenue w/John Ticket Price: Unknown Another show at the famed First Avenue. We were still getting a hang of the place. We were looking forward to seeing Soul Asylum, a local band that had some good buzz. John had heard they did a cover of Sex Pistols’ ‘Bodies’, but theyContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 7 – x, the church, red hot chili peppers, general public & let’s active”

concert memoirs pt. 6 – the replacements

The Replacements w/The Slickee Boys9/5/84 First Avenue w/John Ticket Price: $2.50 This is a big one. This was the first time John and I stepped foot in the legendary Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue. The month before my friend Paul and I attempted to get in to see The Suburbs. It was sold out, so myContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 6 – the replacements”

concert memoirs pt. 5 – rush, the psychedelic furs & the pretenders

Rush 6/26/84 St. Paul Civic Center w/? Ticket Price: Unknown I don’t recall who I saw this show with and I haven’t had a chance to ask John about it. He may have been there. Rush is one of those bands that I liked in my pre-Who enlightenment days. However, they are not one ofContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 5 – rush, the psychedelic furs & the pretenders”

concert memoirs pt. 4 – cheap trick, genesis & the clash

Cheap Trick 11/23/83 Orpheum Theater Intended w/John Ticket Price: $9.92 We didn’t go to this one. As can happen here in Minnesota, a sizable November snowstorm blew in and John didn’t want to chance it. It was awfully disappointing, but I understood. And it was a pretty big storm. This was during my first yearContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 4 – cheap trick, genesis & the clash”

concert memoirs pt. 3 – aerosmith, jefferson starship, willie nelson & kansas

Aerosmith w/Pat TraversEarly 1983 (?) Met Center w/John Ticket Price: $10.75 This one is pretty vague. I recall that we sat pretty far back, Pat Travers played his hit ‘Boom, Boom (Out Go the Lights)’, and Aerosmith kicked off their set with ‘Back in the Saddle’. This was also that era of Aerosmith in whichContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 3 – aerosmith, jefferson starship, willie nelson & kansas”