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Old 09-24-2007, 06:49 AM
 
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I believe the name of the Toy store where Boston Sea Party (present day Pappadeaux)...was called Kiddie City (I am not 100% sure).

 
Old 09-24-2007, 11:58 AM
 
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I remember Swingtime. My nieghbor from down the street was a regular dancer on there. I also have many memories of concerts at the arena. We would always buy the cheap seats and never sit in them. We would just walk around the circle and watch the concert and look for friends. My first concert was also Iron Butterfly at the arena. One time me and a friend of mine were hanging around the back stage door at the Municiple Auditorium shooting the breeze with the stage hands and after the concert started they offered to let us sneak in. They told us to sit on the big giant ice chest and to not wander around. So we did just that. After a few minutes some guy came and told us to get up and we thought that we were going to get kicked out but he just wanted to get into the icechest for a beer. After he got his beer he said to go ahead and sit there and have a few beers if we wanted. We watched the whole show from backstage. It was so cool, we could see people in the audiance that we knew and they could see us sitting backstage. The headliner for that night was Jethro Tull. Fronting for Tull was Quick Silver Messenger Service. The first band was a little known group from England, Fleetwood Mack. We were drinking Jethro Tulls beer. Budweiser. Having worked in and around the live music business quite a bit in my adult life I have seen a lot of good artists from back stage. It's still my favorite vantage point but that first concert was really magical. I'll never forget it.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 12:14 PM
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SnappyBob, you should have kept one of the beer cans. I has tickets to see Fleetwood Mac at Municiple when they cancelled the concert the same day. Bummer!
 
Old 09-24-2007, 01:56 PM
 
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Not sure I follow you tcs. This was around 1970. Those beer cans had no promotions for Fleetwood Mac. No one even knew who they were.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 02:10 PM
 
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I believe the name of the Toy store where Boston Sea Party (present day Pappadeaux)...was called Kiddie City (I am not 100% sure).
Correct, it was. Next door was a department store. I think Atlantic's and then later Gibson's (or visa-versa). Further down was the old Albert Pick Motel where the Jaguar/Mitibushi dealership is now.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 04:22 PM
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Not sure I follow you tcs. This was around 1970. Those beer cans had no promotions for Fleetwood Mac. No one even knew who they were.
No, the beer cans from the Tull concert that you guys were drinking. Sorry for the confusion.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 05:02 PM
 
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I think Kiddie city was in town in the 70's not sure the time frame.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 05:28 PM
 
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Was Swingtime done from Wonderland?
I'd like to know too. Snappy Bob, do you know?
 
Old 09-25-2007, 05:54 AM
tcs
 
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Remember Ricky Ware's Pan American Speedway???? Little oval track and destruction derbys.
 
Old 09-25-2007, 06:41 AM
 
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Default Jo-Jo's

Across 410 from Kiddie City...next to the Smokey Onion...there used to be a Denny's type restaraunt called Jo-Jo's. I am not sure if it was pronounced "ho-ho's". I used remember it had this cool bubble window at the entrance. It was this big glass sphere about 3 feet in diameter. Anyone remember that.
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