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It [sign in to see URL] miss that place. Saw a ton of great shows there. I met Ozzy for the first time on the No More Tears tour there.



The Sports Arena was great. Old, beaten up, too small bathrooms, but what a great, raw place to see a concert. A fabulous experience for a kid in his teens and twenties. The new Huntington Center is real nice, but sterile. But, then again, this is what Rock and Roll has become. Too bad.

I like Cobo and The Joe. Great shows at both and now their time is winding down. RIP Olympia. Like the Sports Arena, just a classic old building and a great setting for a rock show. St. Andrew's is a fine place, but a bit too small.

The old places are going by the wayside, but they will live on in our memories for the great shows that we saw at them.
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Cobo and the Joe are all-time faves. Saw so many great shows at those [sign in to see URL] with St Andrews. Small and intimate, saw some amazing shows there as well. I guess the State is called Fillmore now? I guess now that the Palace is gone (or soon to be) all the bigger bands will be playing at Little Caesar's Arena?
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Cobo and the Joe are all-time faves. Saw so many great shows at those [sign in to see URL] with St Andrews. Small and intimate, saw some amazing shows there as well. I guess the State is called Fillmore now? I guess now that the Palace is gone (or soon to be) all the bigger bands will be playing at Little Caesar's Arena?



I din't know that the Palace was near its end. I saw a number of excellent shows there. It is a bit far for us from Toledo, but it is an excellent site. Much better than anything in Detroit when it was built. The Pistons moving out sealed its fate, I guess. Just like Richfield Coliseum outside of Cleveland a great venue in a safe neighborhood, but the team moved out and it didn't last too much longer. Both built for the same reason and both suffered the same fate. Oy. emoticon
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Yep, Richfield is where we were supposed to see Purple so I've never actually been in it. I saw Pink Floyd in Cleveland in '87 but that was an outdoor show.

I think Bob Seger was (fittingly) the last show there back in September '17. Its due to be demolished which is a shame. Like you said though, its way north of Detroit and they're trying to rebuild the downtown area.
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It is amazing. Most of the venues built up to the 1950's are gone and even the newer places from the 1970's and 80's are are being torn down. I know that you have St. Andrew's and Harpos in Detroit, but we have nothing like those left in Toledo. We have the Valentine Theater, but that is very historic and very up-scale. Maybe for the acts that old Geezers like myself would go see, but not the place that they would let the young crowd in.

Either way, we should be glad that we got to see the great rock bands, in the prime days of Rock And Roll, in these classic buildings. We can go on Youtube and relive a lot of these great shows. A magic time that today's youth will never experience. emoticon
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I saw ELP at the Toledo Masonic in '93, that was a great show and seemed like a nice venue.

Last show I actually saw at Harpo's was Rainbow in '97. The area around it was already pretty rough by then but there were a number of incidents that happened after it where people were robbed and killed and it turned out that some of the security there were tipping off their buddies on which cars to [sign in to see URL] show is worth losing your life over so I just stopped going.

I always say I was born about 10 years too late (1970) so I never got to see Led Zeppelin or Deep Purple Mk [sign in to see URL] Floyd it can be debated if Roger really added much to the live show until The Wall, so the shows I saw with Gilmour, Mason and Wright were still great for me. I saw Page & Plant in the 90s and while it wasn't LZ, I knew it was the closest I would ever get to seeing them. So overall, I'm pretty happy with when I was growing up, I have no complaints emoticon
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