The Fillmore?

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  1. URBCLONE

    URBCLONE Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone here remember a bar in Ames called the Fillmore? If so, where was this located?
     
  2. benjay

    benjay Well-Known Member

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    I thought I knew all the bars in Ames. Must have been before my time or located way off in the weeds somewhere.
     
  3. cyclone83

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    The Fillmore was a bar that had live rock bands in the early 80's. It later became the Mississippi Queen. It was in a large building West of Duff and North of Hwy 30, kind of behind where Old Chicago is now. It had a large stage and multi-level seating where 400 people could watch a band.
     
  4. hansen55

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    So you are talking about where Hickory Hall is currently (Hickory Park's Banquet Hall), or where Hunky Dory's (sp) used to be located.
     
  5. URBCLONE

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    Thanks, 83. This was a little before my time at ISU. Apparently U2 played at the Fillmore in 1981. Curious to see if anyone saw that show and could share their thoughts. This was obviously well before U2 became huge.
     
  6. Mick Haggy

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    Sorry, I'm a little late in replying, but, yes, I'm told I was there, and also that they weren't real good at the show. Their "hit" at the time from their debut album was "I Will Follow", &, interestingly, I read that they have performed this song at every concert since. Also, I do remember seeing Billy Squire there later, I believe after the name was changed to Mississippi Queen. Here's the U2 setlist for the '81 show http://www.u2gigs.com/show258.html
     
  7. Jacktronic

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    What up, cuz?
     
  8. CyCrazy

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    A little late? I guess 11 years is not to late.
     
  9. ForbinsAscynt

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    Was it related to the many other Fillmore music venues. Fillmore east, Fillmore Denver, etc? Maybe none of them are related, don't really know.
     
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  11. Mick Haggy

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    Good question. They did do franchising, or maybe that's why it became the Mississippi Queen. They sued their ass.
     

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