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July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: David700 ()
Date: July 1, 2008 18:33

Wow 30 years ago on this day i first saw the stones......planning my anniversary party now, might just play the set list from that show all day long......d

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: woody4prez ()
Date: July 1, 2008 19:01

It isn't the 4th yet.....

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: pdw ()
Date: July 1, 2008 19:39

I was there too...took my brothers....a very fun day!! As I recall, my ticket was around $15 and coolers were allowed in the stadium....how things have changed.

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: tomk ()
Date: July 1, 2008 21:06

Are there any photos from this gig?
I don't think I've seen one, that and Boulder 1978.

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: July 2, 2008 19:16

this show was broadcast live on my local radio station .i enjoyed this so much .any boots of this show ?

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: kees ()
Date: July 5, 2008 01:03

Sure about this?! Weird no bootlegs in this quality were ever released then of this gig....

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: therollingmanu ()
Date: July 5, 2008 01:25

Quote
David700
Wow 30 years ago on this day i first saw the stones......planning my anniversary party now, might just play the set list from that show all day long......d

happy anniversary!

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: EalingClub ()
Date: July 5, 2008 02:02

My first Stones show also. Went with my older brother. Great memories: Jagger and Wood all in red, frisbees everywhere, 80,000 packed into Rich Stadium on a hot and sunny day, etc.

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: Shawn20 ()
Date: July 5, 2008 04:22

Happy anniversary. My 30th is coming July 13.

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: virgil ()
Date: July 5, 2008 07:06

I was there also ,it was a long hot day. I think there was like 5 back up bands

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: The Sicilian ()
Date: July 5, 2008 07:36

My first Stones show as well. I was disappointed with all the Some Girls material at the time.

Did anyone see the Greatful Dead in Buffalo on July 4th 1989?

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: luxury man ()
Date: July 5, 2008 14:59

I was there as well..it was over sooo fast! A short, fast, very energetic, in-your-face show. It seems that almost all of Some Girls was played, which was great. Opener was Let It Rock, if I remember correctly. Great stage with the band inside the tongue and lips. I remember walking into the stadium and seeing that....blew me away!.

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: Tumblin_Dice_07 ()
Date: July 5, 2008 19:43

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The Greek
this show was broadcast live on my local radio station .i enjoyed this so much .any boots of this show ?


You sure about this? There were several shows recorded for radio broadcast on this tour, but I didn't think Buffalo was broadcast.

There are boots of this show but only (an) audience recording(s).

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: More Hot Rocks ()
Date: July 6, 2008 01:42

Quote
virgil
I was there also ,it was a long hot day. I think there was like 5 back up bands

Only 3; Atlanta Rhythm Section, Journey and April Wine



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2008-07-06 01:48 by More Hot Rocks.

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: virgil ()
Date: July 7, 2008 02:18

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More Hot Rocks
Quote
virgil
I was there also ,it was a long hot day. I think there was like 5 back up bands

Only 3; Atlanta Rhythm Section, Journey and April Wine


Well I know Journey and Atlanta Rhythm had good careers. Did April Wine ever go any place.

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: fyp933 ()
Date: July 7, 2008 03:19

April Wine remained as they were in Canada. I'm pretty sure they are still around playing here and there.

As for the Grateful Dead in Buffalo in 1989 I missed that but I was at the show in 1986 (?) on the 4th of July that was the Grateful Dead,Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Bob Dylan.

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: Angus MacBagpipe ()
Date: July 7, 2008 03:20

April Wine was a Canadian band that had a few hits in the 70's, and they were the opening act at the El Mocambo. They were the headlining band that was supposed to appear, and then the Stones came on after as a surprise. The hits dried up in the 80's and they faded away after that. They still do the smaller venue circuit. Not my kind of music - too pop oriented - but a lot of people liked them, particularly in Canada.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2008-07-07 08:31 by Angus MacBagpipe.

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: bassaleman ()
Date: July 7, 2008 05:37

This was my first Stones show as well and I have always wanted a boot of the show .We drove all night to get there and it was blazing hot that day. They had a huge Stones tongue as a backdrop for the stage. Very plain considering what they do now. 80,000 that day, at least . I didn’t even care about the other bands. I was very into Some Girls and was happy to listen to each new tune. If anyone knows of a recording out there ,please give us some info ............

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: tomk ()
Date: July 7, 2008 09:31

Still no pictures of this gig anywhere?

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: July 7, 2008 12:27

>> Still no pictures of this gig anywhere? <<

tomk, i've seen photos from this show. our cohort chippy has posted some for us, for example.
here's one: [www.iorr.org] - looks like he's taken the others off line.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2008-07-07 12:34 by with sssoul.

Re: July 4, 1978 Buffalo
Posted by: buffalo7478 ()
Date: July 7, 2008 19:39

My first Stones show, too. I picked the date 7/4/78 as my user name on here.

Very fast show, with really crappy sound. There are some boots of it. Everyone I have heard is pretty much as the gig was...bad sound.

I remember the show for them cranking thru Some Girls (which I loved, but most of the other 80,000 or so people had no clue about).

My only disappointments were the very short set by the Stones (maybe trying to be 'punk'?) and the fact that all 3 opening bands sounded way better, though had a pretty mellow vibe all day, compared to the Stones energy.

Afterward, I thought: is this really supposed to be the greatest rock-n-roll band in the world? Thankfully, they redeemed themselves in 1981 when I saw them live, and in the great recording of the Detroit show from 1978, just 2 days after Buffalo, in a Masonic hall.



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