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More like the “owww” in ‘You Can’t Do That’ just before Johnny’s solo. Is this Indianapolis State Fair, USA Beatle tour photo experts??
Go Johnny Go!!
Yup – this is the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum, now known as the Pepsi Coliseum.
It’s another rise in ambient humidity…
(hey, the windows just fogged over)
The Pepsi Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana is one of the few in-service venues left from The Beatles U.S.A. tours. It has just undergone major renovation but up to this past summer looked just as it did when our fab lads played there. In fact there was a large banner hanging on the wall announcing the Beatles concert there. The Beatles played two shows in Indy that date but I believe the night show was outside and before the Main Grandstand. I have never seen a picture from that show.
JSD you raise an interesting point… I wonder which venues the fabs have played, anywhere in the world, that still survive?
Other US veunues: Hollywood Bowl?
In Australia, only one: Festival Hall in Melbourne.
In the UK, must be loads….
Still standing – North America
Candlestick Park (closing in 2015)
Washington Coliseum – now a parking garage
Mid South Coliseum
Portland Memorial Coliseum
Maple Leaf Gardens
Key Arena (Seattle Center Coliseum)
Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Atlantic City Covention Hall
Forest Hills Tennis Stadium (closed)
Baltimore Civic Center
Cleveland Public Auditorium
City Park Stadium – New Orleans
Paramount Theater – NYC
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
The Hollywood Bowl has been drastically remodeled. I think it was completely demolished and improved in 2006 (approx.)
So, unless you love traffic avoid the Highland Blvd. exit at all costs!
The sentimentality is long gone…
Thnat’s the Indy State Fair. All the information about the North American tours will be published in a new book due out in late 2013 or early 2014. Titled: Some Fun Tonight! The Backstage Story Of How The Beatles Rocked America. The Historic Tours 1964 to 1966. The book will be packed with information from each city, tons of images of tickets, conttacts, handbills, posters and lots of never-before seen photos from each tour. Check me out on Facebook (The Beatles Some Fun Tonight) and give me “like”
@ Kwai ~ Not completely demolished. The shell was redone and the offices, backstage, and such. As a Hollywood girl, I still love it… still feels cool to me. But I do hate that Highland traffic! (And the parking… ugh!)
Thank you Cara!
My friends worked on the remodel and so I got to with them to the grand re-opening. I haven’t been on Highland since Aron’s Records closed. I still go to Amoeba…but that’s the Cahuenga Exit.
Ah, Aron’s… I used to go there when it was on Melrose! (You know, sometime last century…) Think I bought every one of my pre-1980 solo Beatles lp’s there, including finding a pristine 33 1/3 in the 99¢ bin. How I miss that store!
There was even a Bleeker Bob’s(Greenwich Village Fame , I think) on Melrose back in the 80′s. Expensive…but he had rare stuff. I’m just thankful that I can still pretend the scene is still happening by going to Amoeba. But, it’s a short lived high compared to the old days rush of Capitol record parking lot record shows, Blue Meanie Records on Sherman Way (at Amigo)…Moby Disc(s) on Topanga, Ventura, and…TowerSunset in West Hollywood…not to mention Rhino Records when it was just a tiny store in Westwood…
At least today’s scene is still redeeming for some music lovers. I am confident that The Beatles are carrying whatever is left of the music industry and keeping it from falling into its own grave…and, they may even be able to revitalize a passionate side of culture than seems to be forgotten…or has become less and less enjoyable as times become harder. Thankfully, the music of The Beatles defies time and is always relevant to life and is known to have curative properties available to all…
Beatle music can save the world…step on the gas and wipe that tear away…
One sweet dream came true today!!!
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