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Old 06-28-2017, 08:57 PM
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Anybody have any neat " I was there" encounters/ stories? I'll throw one out that was epic for me. Was visiting a friend who had recently moved to S.F.
He happened to have tickets for us to go to a concert... I'd never heard of the guy but loved rock. So June 17th, 1975 we went to a show at the famous Winterland Ballroom. What did I witness as well as a great show? The recording of arguably the greatest "live" album ever...." Frampton Comes Alive"

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Old 06-29-2017, 12:38 AM
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I know that my British uncle saw the Beatles perform live in the early 60s (before they became famous). He saw their original drummer (Pete Best). It is believed that the reason he was replaced (with Ringo) was due to him being so good-looking and getting the most attention (John and Paul couldn't stand it.)
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:55 AM
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Not a big event but cool.

Grew up a huge Springsteen fan and always wanted to see the Stony Pony in Asbury Park. (Some dude on this chain may know it well.) One night about 6-7 years ago my wife and I were driving down the Garden State Parkway to some shore town for dinner. Traffic was terrible (for a change) and the next exit was Asbury Park. We decided to get off and find a restaurant there. Great dinner, lovely July night, and when we were done we talk a walk on the Boardwalk. I looked up and there was the Stone Pony. Not a grand structure to put it mildly. Pretty plain. We walked over to grab a beer but they were ticketing people for a 10pm show. We got wrist bands but after a few minutes decided to abandon ship and just walk back to the car. We walked alongside the Stone Pony and in the back parking lot there was a guy all by himself leaning into the trunk of a really cool 1960 something Mustang. I started teasing my wife that it was Bruce and we kept walking. Finally some older man cleaning the parking lot started yelling and waving "Hey Bruce. . .hey Bruce." We walked back towards the bar behind him laughing. He went in a side door and we turned around to leave. When we walked back past his car we saw he left the trunk open. We went back to the side door, banged on it, told some security guard Bruce had left his trunk open, and he came out and walked back with us to his car. Let's just say the pupils in his eyes were real small. Might explain the trunk. Nice guy and I came up with absolutely nothing of note or importance to say to him in the 50 seconds we were together.

So I finally got to the Stone Pony and met Bruce on my first visit. Not many people can say that. He did come on and play at 1 am for an hour (with Sean Penn???!!!) but I was in bed by then.

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Old 06-29-2017, 11:46 AM
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I was at the Red Sox game after the marathon bombing. Had tickets for months just happened to be that date.
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What do Warren Spahn and Magic Johnson have in common?

In 1977 Warren went to a Brewers game at County Stadium against the Yankees.

In 1990 Magic went to a Bill Cosby movie in Century City.

Although neither one knows it, both were sitting directly behind Fr@nk Burke++.
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What do Warren Spahn and Magic Johnson have in common?

In 1977 Warren went to a Brewers game at County Stadium against the Yankees.

In 1990 Magic went to a Bill Cosby movie in Century City.

Although neither one knows it, both were sitting directly behind Fr@nk Burke++.
The thing that stands out to me here is that you and Magic Johnson saw Ghost Dad in the theater! Were you the only two in the theater?
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Jim Bunning perfect game.
Janis Joplin live.
In the same place ,,, Shea Stadium.

And Hendrix at MSG.
Muhammad Ali walking up Broadway with his entourage. The street crowd parted like the Red Sea .
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:27 PM
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The thing that stands out to me here is that you and Magic Johnson saw Ghost Dad in the theater! Were you the only two in the theater?
Ghost Dad indeed.

I had a date night with my 6 year old daughter and Magic was accompanied by two children as well.

It wasn't SRO, but the five of us were not alone.
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I once sat next to Art Garfunkel and Jack Nicholson at a Yankees game in the early 80s. Chatted with them during the whole game, but it was a distraction as many people bothered them for autographs. May seem like an odd couple, but they starred together in the movie "Carnal Knowledge". (good movie, btw)
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First concert I ever went to was The Beatles, September 20, 1964, Paramount Theatre, NYC. I was twelve years old.
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