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04/01/22 07:54 PM #1    

Reunion Committee

We want to hear about your favorite 80's concert experiences.


Who can forget this one -CLICK HERE-?


Who Did You See? and where did you see them?

Check out the price of a ticket to Motley Crue in '82

Click here if Motley Crue was your jam!


Music and Concerts were a big part of our high school years and the Bay Area had a thriving music scene with tons of local talent.



Journey, the Doobie Brothers, Santana, Jefferson Airplane/Starship, Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Montrose, and The Grateful Dead just to name a few! 

"Anyway you want it"-CLICK HERE-

Huey Lewis and the News and the Greg Khin Band, plus all the other headlining acts that came to play in the Bay area.


"If this is it"-CLICK HERE-




And what about the iconic Go Go's?

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The Rolling Stones?, AC/DC? Van Halen? the Eagles? 

How long did you stay in line at Tower Records or other BASS Ticket outlets for tickets?

"Start me up"-CLICK HERE



Who did you go with, was it at the Cow Palace?, Candlestick?, Winterland?, the Fillmore?, Oakland Coliseum, Frost Amphitheatre?


Or did you prefer the smaller venues like the Circle Star, the Keystone's or the Mabuhay Gardens. 

" I wanna be sedated"-CLICK HERE




Did you see the Who? Was it a Day on the Green in Oakland?


"Baba O'Riley" CLICK HERE



What was your favorite Day on the Green concert?




Let's see your concert photos, your concert T-shirts, and any of your old concert ticket stubs!


04/02/22 05:14 AM #2    


Rich Mintz

Cow Palace:  Van Halen, Billy Idol 
Day on the Green in OAK  (Scorpions, Y&T, Metallica, Rat, et. al)
Maples Pavillion (Stanford):  Pat Benatar
Los Angeles Coliseum:  Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band  ('Born in the USA' Tour)
Shoreline Ampitheater:  the maiden Bridge School Benefit Concert  (tix by lottery):  CSNY, Tom Petty, Don Henley, Nils Lofgrin, Robin Williams
Greek Theater:   Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers with Bob Dylan
Lots of clubs (including One Step Beyond in San Jose):  Stray Cats
Wolfgang's:  Spinal Tap (SNL's Father Guido Sarducci, opening)
Concord Pavillion:   The Blues Bros.  (Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi)
Circle Star:  Chuck Berry, Cheech & Chong, The Beach Boys
San Jose Ctr. for Performing Arts:  (comedy rather than music):  Bily Crystal (a very young & barely known, Ellen DeGeneres, opening) 
To name just a few.   I'm sure the concert tix in storage would jog lots of add'l. memories, lol.
All of these with some semblence of my CHS '82 crew  :)

04/02/22 10:17 AM #3    

Terry Verdoia

The Stones in 1981 at Candelstick with Scott Cosgrove.  The opening band was Jay Giles.  This was my fondest memory.

Also, sneaking into the Circle Star through a back door with Kim, Vicky, Jill and others to see Earth Wind and Fire.  We were dancing on top of the seats and suddenly the entire row of seats broke and fell over!! Crazy fun time.

Fianlly, Rod Stewart at the Cow Palace.  The encore included shirtless women from the audience dancing with Rod; he liked it better than the crowd!

04/04/22 08:58 AM #4    


Michelle Palacio (Papp)


04/04/22 12:37 PM #5    


Rich Mintz

Cliff Richard!  @Michelle Palacio (Fillipini) -- nice!    (Another obscurist, like me, lol)

04/04/22 05:54 PM #6    

Reunion Committee

Michelle, wow, amazing concerts!!  Lucky you.  Thanks, for sharing.

04/05/22 11:16 AM #7    


Michelle Palacio (Papp)

Hi Rich, I believe that is *Sir* Cliff Richard, ha! Yes, we were fortunate to live in an area that had some many great shows. Other shows include Howard Johnson opening for Joe Jackson, probably in 1983 at a small SF club; Jefferson Starship and Elvis Costello, both at the Greek Theater; and The Tubes multiple times. I'm sure there's a Huey Lewis and the News in there as well. And of course the ever-present Journey, who headlined at  Day on the Green #2 in 1980 also featuring Black Sabbath, Cheap Trick, and Molly Hatchet(!) Good times!

04/05/22 05:36 PM #8    


Rich Mintz

yes smiley

05/12/22 11:34 AM #9    


Mark Norman

We were all so lucky to live in a time when such great music was made here locally. So Many Day On The Green's and great conserts that i won't even begin to list them all. Fortunatly that music will never die.

10/02/22 08:44 AM #10    


Edna Agbulos/Barnes (Conley)

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