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 Post subject: Re: The '75/'76 band
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:42 pm 
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balint wrote:
This is the stadium the concert was held in:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WACA_Ground

Did FZ play in such huge venues? In front of 24.500 people?... Strange to think of it - hearing the clear sound of the recording, to me it "hears" like a smaller, more intimate place...


Promoters sometimes booked FZ into stadium-sized venues, despite the fact he could never fill them (the '82 Italian & Sicilian gigs, for example). And no, he definitely didn't play to that many people in Perth. The attendance for this show would've been about 1/4 of the capacity of that particular venue. In fact, near the beginning of the recording, entitled, "Public Service Announcement" (between the 16-18 minute mark), FZ explains that there weren't appropriately sized indoor venues at the time to play in but that the City Council/Parliament that were in attendance were considering opening one so more events could be booked in Perth. This was odd because the Perth Entertainment Centre (8,000+) had apparently already opened in 1974 (now demolished) and would've suited FZ's draw in Perth comfortably...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwCy9wYP-KY

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 Post subject: Re: The '75/'76 band
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:57 pm 
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Thanks for the info, interesting! (I almost alwasy started this program with Filthy Habits, so I didn't noticed yet the part you've mentioned).

This show (and Berlin and Osaka) shows me that Andre Lewis WAS present on this tour, lively, audible - not like on OZ.

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