Friday OT #2 - That Proves You Were There, That You Heard of them First

Bipolarcy

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I actually do have one and MeanDean's post reminded me of it. I was supposed to go see BJ Thomas in concert at CY Stephens during my freshman orientation, but when we got there, he had cancelled last minute. Instead, we got our money back and had some nobody thrust upon us that no one had ever heard of. He had one song out at the time and he never even sang it, it was a Mamas and Papas hit, "Leaving on a Jet Plane." So that's how I saw John Denver in concert.
 

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Anyone catch Green Day at the M Shop before they got famous? Pretty sure they played there. They mention Ames in the liner notes of Kerplunk (pretty sure it's that album).
 
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Mine are ISU related. My football ones were taken OSU 11 and Nebraska 92.

A new one to add was going to Cincy and watching the ISU WBB take down UCONN. That UCONN team had some of the best that have ever played there. I never dreamed a win was possible.
 

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Have you ever been either early to something that became a big deal (liked a band before they hit it big, watched a TV show before it had acclaim or success)? Or, alternately, have you been at a big event that didn't seem like it would be big at the time (an unlikely ISU win, a VEISHEA riot)?

Picture it: Welch and Chamberlain, April, 2004. Beautiful weather. My band opens for the headliners, Luther Wright and The Wrongs. Just a marvelous evening. Drinks flowing, people milling about and going from bar to bar. The Wrongs finish, we all shake hands and pack up our gear, and I head home to the rental place on Wood Street. “That,” I though to myself as I nodded off to sleep, “was just about a perfect night.”
 
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Partied with the Turnpike Troubadours before and after their show at Wooly's in Des Moines in 2013. Really nice guys and a lot of fun to hang out with. They aren't a household name really, but they are headlining a night at Bonaroo this year.
 
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