US Festival 1983 (Part 1 of 5)
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Excerpts from Showtime film on the 4-day event @ San Bernadino, who aired a 90 minute special for
...Excerpts from Showtime film on the 4-day event @ San Bernadino, who aired a 90 minute special for each day of the festival, as edited & aired on Jap TV -no subs. A 4-day Tech & Music Fest held Memorial Day weekend May, 1983, San Bernadino, CA. Part 1 covers May 30 "Rock Day," featuring Pretenders, Berlin & U2. The daily high temps. reached 108 degrees, there were 2 reported deaths & several ODs. This event was sponsored & bankrolled by Steve Wozniak, formerly of Apple Computers. Wozniak invested heavily in event, and lost big-time @ nearly $20 mil. over 2 years, in spite of the massive-greater than expected numbers attending. He paid for the bulldozing and construction of new open-air field venue & construction of a massive state-of-art temporary stage at Glen Helen Regional Park near Devore, San Bernardino. The site became Blockbuster Pavillion, and later, the San Manuel Ampitheater, which, as of 2007, is the largest Ampitheater in the U.S.
Saturday, May 28 (New Wave Day):
Divinyls, INXS, Wall of Voodoo, Oingo Boingo, The English Beat, Flock of Seagulls, Stray Cats, Men at Work, The Clash -( Mick Jones' last appearance with The Clash).
Sunday, May 29 (Heavy Metal Day):
Quiet Riot, Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Triumph, Scorpions, Van Halen.
Monday, May 30 (Rock Day): Los Lobos, Little Steven & Disciples of Soul, Berlin, Quarterflash, U2, Missing Persons, Pretenders, Joe Walsh, Stevie Nicks, David Bowie.
Tuesday was "Country Day"
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