When: April 12, 1984
Where: Oakland Coliseum – Oakland, California
And: Ahhh – the “Seven and the Ragged Tiger” tour. My first ever concert (well, apart from non-rock shows my parents too me to — like the guy who sang the theme song for “Welcome Back, Kotter” — who was actually John Sebastian, formerly of The Lovin’ Spoonful.) I went all by myself — my mom didn’t even drop me off, which seems a little weird looking back. I was just 14.
I first spent some time in the pit in front of the stage and just about got heatstroke, so had to go up on the side. I actually had a twin-sized sheet that a friend and I had decorated and I held it up. (I don’t remember what it said, other than that it had the DD logo with the upright D overlapping the italicized one.) Alas, it got stolen when I put it on the chair behind me as I stood to watch the show. Lesson: Never trust a rabid Duranie when it comes to merch. LOL
My t-shirt from the show, still in its wrapper, and a concert program are around here somewhere…
One of my best photos (that’s not saying much):
And a close-up of the action in the pic above:
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