My very first concert was at the Concert on the Commons. It was Friday, June 29, 1984 and the headliner that night was the Go Go’s with a relatively new band from Australia named, INXS, as the opening act. The Go Go’s were promoting their new album, Talk Show, and INXS was promoting their album, “The Swing”. I was in 8th grade at the time and was accompanied by two of my closest friends, Brian Northridge and Tom Kane. We were driven into the city by Tom’s super cool aunt and her boyfriend at the time who were in college.
The concert would be the first of many live shows I would go see and indicative of the ‘new wave’ movement which I would be swept up in through the remainder of the 80s.
I’ve looked all over for images of and references to the Concerts on the Commons, and I wish I could find archived photographs that I could share but sadly I’ve not. Do you recall this summer concert series in the heart of the city? Did you go and see any shows on the Commons?