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The Biggest Party In History, 1989

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 7, 2008 by 30daysout








For about 10 months in 1989, people in Texas were inundated with TV commercials from Miller Lite beer.  Featuring the actor Randy Quaid, the commercials unfolded as he made plans to throw a party – the “Biggest Party In History.”  OK … it didn’t sound too promising at first but by mid-summer 1989, it sounded awesome.  “I’ll get back to you later with more details,” Quaid said on the commercials.  And I sure as hell wanted to go.

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Friday is Boss’ Day: Live, Houston 1984

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , , , , on June 27, 2008 by 30daysout

Photos by Art Meripol.  Visit his photo blog here.

In early October, 1984, it was announced that Bruce Springsteen was coming to The Summit on Nov. 29. Tickets were to go on sale at 6 a.m. at the Houston Astrodome, however, the line up was at 3 a.m. Yes, 3 a.m. This was before the days of the lottery, so where you were in line was where you were in line. Thousands of us braved an unusually cold October morning in anticipation of purchasing tickets to the hottest rock and roll show on the road.

Springsteen was riding an unbelievable wave of popularity. Born In The USA was a monster album, he was constantly being played on the radio (those were the days), and on MTV and he had quickly become one of my idols. I had to get a ticket to this show. There were no ifs, ands or buts, I had to get in.

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