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(06-17-2019 11:54 PM)Skinut Wrote:  . . . and the Kinks somewhere in the early '80s.

Yep I was at that one, also Charlie Daniels Band.
06-20-2019 08:33 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.

They played it at the Student Center while I was there as well, early 80's
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(06-20-2019 08:33 AM)BobL Wrote:  
(06-17-2019 11:54 PM)Skinut Wrote:  . . . and the Kinks somewhere in the early '80s.

Yep I was at that one, also Charlie Daniels Band.

2nd row for that concert. Had a sweaty Charlie Daniels right in front of me.
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Steve Goodman played one year for homecoming in the early 70's back when we were a basketball powerhouse. Roberta Flak played another year. I also remember listening to some outstanding folk music at Juicy John Pinks Coffee House .
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(06-17-2019 03:11 PM)randyfensfanclub1 Wrote:  Here's a good article of NIU concert history from 2003.

https://northernstar.info/campus/witness...412e2.html

"Another event that has grown in hindsight, particularly for those who missed it, took place in October 1991. For $15, students saw the Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers and a special guest. Current CAB members said the band to be announced later was Pearl Jam, which was added to the bill just a few weeks prior to the show."

Where was I for this? No recollection. 03-drunk

The Pumpkins came back in the late 90's and played at Duke Ellington, and Corgan talked about that show. Pretty cool. I remember seeing Local H a few times, Sponge and a few others. At that time, there weren't a ton of big acts at Otto's, mainly covers.
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I feel like there's been a lot of country and rap acts recently. Any good rock or pop groups go through Dekalb in the last 6-7 years?

**Glad to read this week (from L.A.) that Illinois colleges are funded on time this year, and NIU getting a 5% increase in budget from last year. Money still very tight I'm sure, but a real step in the right direction.
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(06-21-2019 02:23 PM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  I feel like there's been a lot of country and rap acts recently. Any good rock or pop groups go through Dekalb in the last 6-7 years?

**Glad to read this week (from L.A.) that Illinois colleges are funded on time this year, and NIU getting a 5% increase in budget from last year. Money still very tight I'm sure, but a real step in the right direction.

Good, they can use every dime they can get.
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(06-21-2019 02:23 PM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  I feel like there's been a lot of country and rap acts recently. Any good rock or pop groups go through Dekalb in the last 6-7 years?

**Glad to read this week (from L.A.) that Illinois colleges are funded on time this year, and NIU getting a 5% increase in budget from last year. Money still very tight I'm sure, but a real step in the right direction.
Just wait til weed is legal, that'll solve everything! /s

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(06-21-2019 02:28 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(06-21-2019 02:23 PM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  I feel like there's been a lot of country and rap acts recently. Any good rock or pop groups go through Dekalb in the last 6-7 years?

**Glad to read this week (from L.A.) that Illinois colleges are funded on time this year, and NIU getting a 5% increase in budget from last year. Money still very tight I'm sure, but a real step in the right direction.

Good, they can use every dime they can get.

The problem is the state does not have the money. Still a huge budget deficit.
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The Convo would need to be able to draw lots of people from the western suburbs to events to be successful. Unfortunately with other facilities like the Allstate Arena, Sears Center, Rockford, etc. the Convo has competition from other venues I don’t see how it could overcome. Event venues are also having their own financial woes filling their schedules, meaning the Sears Center and others has plenty of capacity for drawing events away from the Convo. Further, we can only get like 7% capacity for men’s basketball games.

I just don’t see what value there is in Convo naming rights, and that’s why we haven’t and may not see any naming rights.
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(06-24-2019 08:02 PM)HuskieJoe Wrote:  The Convo would need to be able to draw lots of people from the western suburbs to events to be successful. Unfortunately with other facilities like the Allstate Arena, Sears Center, Rockford, etc. the Convo has competition from other venues I don’t see how it could overcome. Event venues are also having their own financial woes filling their schedules, meaning the Sears Center and others has plenty of capacity for drawing events away from the Convo. Further, we can only get like 7% capacity for men’s basketball games.

I just don’t see what value there is in Convo naming rights, and that’s why we haven’t and may not see any naming rights.

Don't forget this one just down the road in Naperville. Link/story from early 2018. Don't know status. Seems mainly for ice hockey, but they talk about a lot of other events, and a later update I saw shows a revision to seat 6,000 for other events. CityGate is located in downtown Naperville, about 2 miles south of I-88. NIU's conference/campus center is just south of I-88 and a bit east.

https://patch.com/illinois/naperville/25...naperville

https://www.facebook.com/NCTV17/posts/10155925049613999
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Santana was at the Fieldhouse in the early 70s during the peak of his career.
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(06-16-2019 10:40 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  Pissed I didn’t attend college back then because I would’ve DIED.

you want to be dead?
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(06-17-2019 09:14 PM)GeorgeBorkFan Wrote:  Back in the day, Chick Evans hosted Neil Diamond, as well as the Dead.
I saw the Black Crows there, and Henry Rollins speaking tour in Sandburg (f'ing amazing to listen to)
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