Welcome to 80's Rock Concerts - Band, Date, Venue, Ticket Price http://www.80srockconcerts.com Tue, 06 May 2008 15:57:22 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.6 en hourly 1 Time Off From Posting http://www.80srockconcerts.com/time-off-from-posting/ http://www.80srockconcerts.com/time-off-from-posting/#comments Sun, 18 Feb 2007 00:51:16 +0000 Scooby http://d20837800.u226.worldispnetwork.com/?p=28 As you can tell, I have taken some time off from posting. I’ll start posting again soon.

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The Joe Perry Project http://www.80srockconcerts.com/the-joe-perry-project/ http://www.80srockconcerts.com/the-joe-perry-project/#comments Sun, 16 Jul 2006 00:50:37 +0000 Scooby http://d20837800.u226.worldispnetwork.com/?p=27 The Joe Perry Project

Band: The Joe Perry Project
Date: April 16th, 1983
Venue: Crown Lounge, 49th St. St Petersburg, FL
Ticket Price: $4.98

I’ve been looking forward to this post. cool I’m a huge Joe Perry fan. I grew up on a diet, loaded with Joe Perry guitar chops! The first time I heard the guitar lick on the song “Adams Apple” I knew this guy was going to be one of my favorites. He just has a great style. Eddie Van Halen once said that Eric Clapton can say in 3 notes what other guitar players need 100 notes to say. I feel the same way about Joe Perry. He doesn’t have to shred from one end of the guitar neck to the other. He can grab a handful of notes and impress you!

This concert was very cool. And I actually won the tickets on the radio. The DJ gave away tickets to the first person who could name the state in the US that only has one syllable. I called in and won. Anyone know the answer? Haha…I had a problem though. I wasn’t old enough to get into the club. So when the DJ asked me what my name and address was, I gave him my friends name who was old enough. Then, the night of the concert…Well, lets just say I got in. :-)

Joe rocked. I remember him starting to play the beginning lick to “Walk This Way” and then stopping and saying “No way in hell, kids.”

Great concert! Great guitarist! Joe Perry will always be one of my favorites!

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Tom Petty http://www.80srockconcerts.com/tom-petty/ http://www.80srockconcerts.com/tom-petty/#comments Tue, 13 Jun 2006 00:49:41 +0000 Scooby http://d20837800.u226.worldispnetwork.com/?p=26 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Band: Tom Petty
Date: February 11th, 1983
Venue: Bayfront Arena
Ticket Price: $10.10

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. What an awesome concert. I was a big fan. I still am. I just think Tom Petty has a very unique sound. And for the 80s, that’s unique. Haha…

Damn the Torpedoes“ was a fantastic album – Refuge, Here Comes My Girl, Even The Losers, Don’t Do Me Like That! I think these songs are still great today!

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KISS http://www.80srockconcerts.com/kiss/ http://www.80srockconcerts.com/kiss/#comments Thu, 25 May 2006 00:49:20 +0000 Scooby http://d20837800.u226.worldispnetwork.com/?p=25 Cheap Trick

Band: KISS
Date: February 4th, 1983
Venue: Lakeland Civic Center
Ticket Price: $9.75

This was the first of many KISS shows for me. I must admit, I was a fan. A big fan. I loved the show, the songs, the makeup.

This concert was part of the Creatures of the Night tour. Vinnie Vincent and Eric Carr were in the band. I remember Eric’s drum riser looking like a big tank!

This was their last tour with makeup for 13 years. I wish I could have seen them back then with Peter and Ace (I did get to see both of them later). But the concert still rocked!

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Your Favorites? http://www.80srockconcerts.com/your-favorites/ http://www.80srockconcerts.com/your-favorites/#comments Mon, 10 Apr 2006 00:47:12 +0000 Scooby http://d20837800.u226.worldispnetwork.com/?p=24 This is just a brief pause in our regulary scheduled postings to get some visitor feedback. I’ll resume normal posting shortly…


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Billy Squier http://www.80srockconcerts.com/billy-squier/ http://www.80srockconcerts.com/billy-squier/#comments Sun, 02 Apr 2006 00:39:45 +0000 Scooby http://d20837800.u226.worldispnetwork.com/?p=23 Billy Squier

Band: Billy Squier
Date: January 30, 1983
Venue: Bayfront Center Arena
Ticket Price: $10.25

If you listened to music in the 80s, you probably could not escape the songs by Billy Squier. I think I had two of his albums – In The Dark and Emotions In Motion. I remember songs like In the Dark, The Stroke, My Kinda Lover, Lonely is the Night, Don’t Say No, Everybody Wants You, Emotions In Motion, etc…I don’t remember too much about the concert though.

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Cheap Trick http://www.80srockconcerts.com/cheap-trick/ http://www.80srockconcerts.com/cheap-trick/#comments Sun, 12 Feb 2006 00:39:18 +0000 Scooby http://d20837800.u226.worldispnetwork.com/?p=22 Cheap Trick

Band: Cheap Trick
Opening Act: 38 Speical
Date: December 27, 1982
Venue: Bayfront Center Arena
Ticket Price: $10.50

Hello there, ladies and gentlemen.
Hello there, ladies and gents, are you ready to rock?
Are you ready or not?

Okay, so it was a 38 Special concert and Cheap Trick was the opening act. But for me, it was just the opposite. I went to this concert to see Cheap Trick. Nothing against 38 Special. I just wasn’t a big fan. But I’ve always liked Cheap Trick. I think Robin Zander was one of the best vocalists during that time period.

And as a guitar player myself, I loved Rick Nielsen’s guitar collection. He had some sweet guitars!

One final note. Live At Budokan has to be included in the list of best live albums! In fact, I’m listening to it right now on iTunes as I write this. cool

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Van Halen http://www.80srockconcerts.com/van-halen/ http://www.80srockconcerts.com/van-halen/#comments Sat, 04 Feb 2006 00:38:57 +0000 Scooby http://d20837800.u226.worldispnetwork.com/?p=21 Van Halen

Band: Van Halen
Date: December 7, 1982
Venue: Lakeland Civic Center
Ticket Price: $10.75

Ah yes…Van Halen was one of my favorites. That is until David Lee Roth left and Sammy Hagar joined up. Don’t get me wrong, I like Sammy. I liked him before he joined VH and I like him now that he’s no longer with them. But I just couldn’t get into the whole Van Hagar thing.

But this concert was with Dave. And Dave rocked the house. As did Eddie, Alex, and Michael.

“Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it”
- David Lee Roth

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Eddie Money http://www.80srockconcerts.com/eddie-money/ http://www.80srockconcerts.com/eddie-money/#comments Sun, 08 Jan 2006 00:38:34 +0000 Scooby http://d20837800.u226.worldispnetwork.com/?p=20 Eddie Money

Band: Eddie Money
Date: December 4, 1982
Venue: Bayfront Center Arena
Ticket Price: $5.98

Remember “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Shakin,” and “Baby Hold On.” I don’t remember too much about this concert. I seem to recall that he was wearing some funky white boots that reminded me of the boots you’d see the fisherman wear at the marina. Haha…And when he introduced his band he said his drummer just got off of tour with Olivia Newton John. He commented on how difficult she was to work with compared to him. But that’s about all I remember.

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The Who http://www.80srockconcerts.com/the-who/ http://www.80srockconcerts.com/the-who/#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2005 00:38:07 +0000 Scooby http://d20837800.u226.worldispnetwork.com/?p=19 The Who

Band: The Who
Opening Act: Joan Jett & the B-52’s
Date: November 27, 1982
Venue: Tangerine Bowl, Orlando Florida
Ticket Price: $15.75

I grew up thinking there were three great classic rock bands – The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, & The Who (Note: The Beatles were in a class of their own). But of the three, I found The Who to be the band that I just couldn’t relate to. I like them. And I consider them to be legendary. But I definitely prefer the Stones and Zeppelin.

With that said, I have to admit that this was a great concert. Pete Townshend is a great performer. And John Entwistle is an unbelievably talented bass player.

The song that stands out in my memory from the concert was “We Won’t Get Fooled Again!” Definitely a great concert song!

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