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Old 12-10-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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Rich Engler, who has been a major concert promoter in Pittsburgh for years, has a new book entitled "Behind The Stage Door." Since he is retiring from the business, he has decided to spill the beans about happenings behind the scenes and other stories about significant events at rocks shows in Pittsburgh. I picked it up at Giant Eagle for $25.00. It is an easy read with tons of great photos. Crazy Mocha has it also. Barnes and Noble is to get it soon. It is written for not only those familiar with Pittsburgh, but anybody, as he describes in detail places like Station Square and Mount Washington. I just read a little bit. It is worth the price.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:26 AM
 
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From the article in the morning Post-Gazette, sounds like an interesting read, especially to people who went to some of those concerts in the 70s and 80s when the bands were pretty wild and everyone was on one drug or the other. He mentions that it ceased being fun once concert promoting became "an industry" and the bean counters took over. Oh well, the fun can't last forever. The self-absorbtion of some of the groups was incredible.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:28 AM
 
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From the article in the morning Post-Gazette, sounds like an interesting read, especially to people who went to some of those concerts in the 70s and 80s when the bands were pretty wild and everyone was on one drug or the other. He mentions that it ceased being fun once concert promoting became "an industry" and the bean counters took over. Oh well, the fun can't last forever. The self-absorbtion of some of the groups was incredible.
This got me to thinking. I think I'll start a new thread on people's favorite memories at rocks shows n Pittsburgh.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:43 AM
 
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I worked for this guy when I was in college. He's full of ****. He's a total "industry type" just like the rest of them, he just got swallowed up by "an industry" that was bigger and had more money than he did.

Having said that, I still might grab this book becuase I bet he has some great stories.
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