I have been on a walk down memory lane, sparked by my recent visit to the local music store, and purchase of Paul McCartney and Wings’ Rockshow on Bluray. It bought the memories flooding back of the Adelaide leg of the Wings Over The World Tour just prior to my year 12 Exams in November1975.
The concert was at the now demolished Apollo Stadium, which was a basketball stadium that converted to a concert venue for about four thousand people. It was a great venue, no bad seats and everyone close to the stage.
As I wandered back to the office after making my purchase I had a chuckle about how I came by my ticket and the hysteria that the Paul McCartney visit had brought.
For almost forty years I had read reviews telling how amazing Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are live! I had my chance to see if they were right on 27 March 2013 a date that wil forever be etched in my memory!
From the opening song Long Walk Home to the final song American Land, I along with a capacity crowd at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne were spellbound by the electricity which “The Boss” exudes. Springsteen had the audience eating out of his hands. How is that after so many years of touring you can come on stage and still be at the top of your game?
As I was sitting in my seat with a couple of thousand other fifty “plussers” waiting for the still amazing Carole King to come in stage I started thinking about the concerts I had been to in the last 40 or so years.
Which was my favourite and which the most disappointing? Why I had gone ….
I went to my first concert in the early 1970s – The Survivors