Saturday, January 23, 2010
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?