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Let’s not forget Blue Oyster Cult at Evans Field House in the fall of 1976!
06-17-2019 10:20 PM
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. . . and the Kinks somewhere in the early '80s.
06-17-2019 11:54 PM
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Seeing all of these bands is depressing when compared to the garbage they put out nowadays.
06-18-2019 06:14 AM
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There are a ton of websites that track music act booking costs, and most seem to cite Priceonomics, a data website, so here you go. Pick your favorite and see what it will cost you ... if you can get on their tour sked. As for the Convo, if you book 0, it costs $0.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/see-how-mu...phorescent

Also, a feature on promotions, booking, problems, etc, just for your interest ...

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/concer...rs-2460718
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06-18-2019 09:33 AM
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(06-17-2019 10:20 PM)niu79 Wrote:  Let’s not forget Blue Oyster Cult at Evans Field House in the fall of 1976!

One of the below came solo...can’t remember who 03-drunk

Crosby? Stills ? Nash? Young?

Marshall Tucker Band too...
06-18-2019 09:57 AM
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Fleetwood Mac was the 1974 NIU homecoming concert.

I was at this concert on 10/26/74 at the less-than-sold-out Chick Evans with some other buddies who were Fleetwood Mac fans.

This was Mac with Bob Welch on lead guitar ("Sentimental Lady" was a later solo single for him) - before Buckingham and Nicks.

Think of albums like "Future Games" and "Bare Trees." These are still among my favorite Mac albums.
06-18-2019 02:24 PM
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(06-18-2019 09:57 AM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  
(06-17-2019 10:20 PM)niu79 Wrote:  Let’s not forget Blue Oyster Cult at Evans Field House in the fall of 1976!

One of the below came solo...can’t remember who 03-drunk

Crosby? Stills ? Nash? Young?

Marshall Tucker Band too...

I was at the Marshall Tucker show - I think it was December 1974 or 1975. The Charlie Daniels Band opened. We saw their roadies stocking up on refreshments beforehand at the “Bottle” Store by Sgt. Peppers and Appletree.
06-18-2019 02:28 PM
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December '74. Was at that concert. Loud and great. Fieldhouse was packed. Charlie Daniels Band released the album "Fire on the Mountain" (which eventually went platinum) the month before.
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06-18-2019 03:16 PM
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Think MTB returned a few years later.
06-18-2019 03:42 PM
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Anyone see Joe Jackson in the ballroom at the student center '82 or '83? Excellent show. Kinks were great, too. Was a big fan. Good memories for sure!
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The Egyptian theatre in downtown DeKalb also hosted musical talent. I remember Journey and Heart playing there in the late 70's. Probably a fair guess that some of the bars downtown hosted local bands from the area that eventually gained some national attention as well.
06-18-2019 04:05 PM
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I saw Rockford's own Cheap Trick in the Field House in 1985 or 86. My ears are still ringing--loudest concert ever!
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I saw Jackson Brown, Phoebe Snow, War, and others in the 1970s. Those concerts were fun and great to attend. It’s a shame that such great entertainment is somewhat lacking at NIU these days. Smart phones and ear buds have taken everything over.
06-18-2019 06:16 PM
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(06-18-2019 03:47 PM)HW58 Wrote:  Anyone see Joe Jackson in the ballroom at the student center '82 or '83? Excellent show. Kinks were great, too. Was a big fan. Good memories for sure!

Saw the Smithereens in the ballroom back in the late 80s
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Saw Deep Throat at the Student Center back in the 70s during Porn Week. Can you imagine using public funds to show porn movies in the current times.
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(06-18-2019 11:05 PM)NIU75 Wrote:  Saw Deep Throat at the Student Center back in the 70s during Porn Week. Can you imagine using public funds to show porn movies in the current times.

+1 02-13-banana

03-old Can you imagine, all these kids today have no idea what it’s like to grow up without easily accessible porn.

(And while the music was better then, gotta admit, today’s porn is better.) 04-jawdrop
06-19-2019 06:56 AM
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(06-19-2019 06:56 AM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  
(06-18-2019 11:05 PM)NIU75 Wrote:  Saw Deep Throat at the Student Center back in the 70s during Porn Week. Can you imagine using public funds to show porn movies in the current times.

+1 02-13-banana

03-old Can you imagine, all these kids today have no idea what it’s like to grow up without easily accessible porn.

(And while the music was better then, gotta admit, today’s porn is better.) 04-jawdrop

Rugby Team had porno movies for fundraising. Wanda whips wall street was one. We made good money.
06-19-2019 07:11 AM
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(06-18-2019 11:05 PM)NIU75 Wrote:  Saw Deep Throat at the Student Center back in the 70s during Porn Week. Can you imagine using public funds to show porn movies in the current times.

I was there!! Maybe you saw me? I was the guy chomping down on a footlong wiener!
06-19-2019 08:18 AM
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Early 2000s saw Incubus, Dave Chappelle, and 311 at convo.
06-19-2019 11:14 PM
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(06-18-2019 11:05 PM)NIU75 Wrote:  Saw Deep Throat at the Student Center back in the 70s during Porn Week. Can you imagine using public funds to show porn movies in the current times.

I was so naive, I thought the billing on one of the shows at the student center in ‘83 said National Lampoon’s Frat House. I gathered my floor buddies from Grant and we headed off. While standing in the long, long line freeezing our butts off, I looked again. Ohhhh, National Lamporn. The student association raised a bunch of money that night.
06-20-2019 08:16 AM
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