Saturday, January 23, 2010

CCCC

The Cumberland County Civic Center, built in 1977, although not the greatest of venues, has a little bit of history with it. Along with the Maine Mariners and Portland Pirates hockey teams, countless Home and Boat Shows and the seemingly endless Disney on Ice shows and such, there has been an endless flow of concerts. If my memory serves me well, first concert held: ZZ Top. Most times performed there: Heart(I think). Of course, the building's biggest claim to fame was that Elvis was set to perform there the night after his demise. Pick your poison: Classic Rock, Rap, Heavy Metal, Country, Hip Hop and everything in between. They have all entertained to full houses here. Like most, I pick and choose where I spend my concert dollars these days. For me, best concerts here? Dylan, Kinks, Rod Stewart, Mellancamp... how about you?

8 comments:

  1. Marchin O.NeachtainJanuary 23, 2010 at 8:55 AM

    Joan Baez, Santana,and Elvis Costello

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  2. In the late 70's, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Harry Chapin

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  3. Cam and I saw John Denver there.

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  4. I'm glad the music venues were great because the structure is not much to look at.

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  5. It sure beats the heck out of the Bangor Auditorium though...

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  6. Well, never been there of course - but this does remind me of my best-ever concert, the Rolling Stones at Leeds University in 1972/3. I had to queue all night in the snow for tickets.

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  7. Have seen many concerts there . . .Elton John, Billy Joel, Sting, and James Taylor, to name a few. Hey - didn't I run into you at the John Mellencamp concert there a couple of years ago?

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  8. This is the place responsible for tinnitus becoming a part of my vocabulary.

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