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originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
can we at least agree that 80s music sucked?
I loved listening to U2, The Smiths, The Cult, Sugarcubes, The Waterboys, The Pixies, so much love for music back then, parties, concerts, guitarist bfs, it was great though in the UK so maybe a more alternative music scene to MSM US.
Now rock shows would be alternated between three promoters equally. Naseef having the first show and Schivo the second event in the Rotunda. But fate was lurking dark for Schivo as he attended the Naseef backed Rock concert blockbuster with Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac and Rory Gallager. Gallager's set astonished Las Vegas and Fleetwood Mac performance did the same. Schivo watched attentively as the stage did not seem to be setting up for the English headliner Deep Purple. Instead all equipment on the stage was being removed quickly, creating an odd and ominous set of circumstances that would follow.
"Las Vegas throat" had affected many singers in Las Vegas over the years, causing them loss of voice due to the dryness of the desert when they had been touring in different climates. But it had never claimed a big rock event. Ian Gillan, lead singer for Deep Purple, was stricken badly and could not sing. Backstage negotiations were trying to be made while the other acts play on, to hold the event the next night in the Rotunda. This apparently was not possible due to some scheduling conflicts. Naseefs front man for the concert Bob Jasper an inexperienced upstart told the capacity crowd of Gillan's dilemma and added that the Management of the Las Vegas Convention Center "would not allow the concert to be re-scheduled", saying such in a tone that over- excited 7000 rock fans who became unruly and rioted inside the Rotunda.
Schivo saw all of his efforts to gain a bigger piece of the action dashed against the rocks as the fans threw chairs everywhere, broke windows, ripped up portions of the sprinkler system on the lawn and over turned a police car.
Las Vegas hit the big time on national television and newspapers across the country and rock concerts were outlawed for a period of time at the Convention Center. A rock concert committee was reformed to study the problem. But only led to the strictest Rock Concert Policy at any concert venue in America. A posting of the entire gross potential in cash or bond amounting to around $75,000 would be necessary to do business before any tickets could be sold for an event at the Convention Center. No bondsman were very interested in writing a bond with the recent history of a riot and dealing with the overall controversy of Rock Concerts generally. In addition 43 off duty Metro Police officers at time and a half, were required at any show no matter how small the attendance. These and other new rules skyrocketed the costs of doing business at the Convention Center. In addition some of these rock rules would also effect the big venue in Reno where there was also a vibrant concert business to be enjoyed but also controlled by Naseef. That monopoly too would later be broken by Schivo and provided Schivo his solid platform to challenge and compete show to show with Naseef both in Las Vegas and Reno.
originally posted by: intrepid
And I'm a Queen fan