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Old 07-11-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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I also palyed with "Los Caballeros" Jimmy Vindiola group for 25 years.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:57 PM
 
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Pirates Den had the best entertainment in Tucson in the 70s. Dante, Popeye, What evers left? [ WHERE IS DAVE VISDOM}
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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I was stationed at DMAFB as a young Airman, from Sept 1978 until May 1980. I really enjoyed Tucson back then, and after a 20 year career and numerous stops along the way (including Luke AFB) I ended up living in Williams.

A lot of us young troops used to hang out at the Wildcat House on Friday and Saturday nights. It was a decent place in those days but I haven't been back since, so I don't know about it's current status. New Wave (Blondie, The Cars, Gary Numan, etc.) was coming into vogue along with then-new acts such as Pat Benatar and The Knack, so that music was played quite a lot.

Way to date myself, huh?
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Colorado - Oh, yeah!
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I was stationed at DMAFB as a young Airman, from Sept 1978 until May 1980. I really enjoyed Tucson back then, and after a 20 year career and numerous stops along the way (including Luke AFB) I ended up living in Williams.

A lot of us young troops used to hang out at the Wildcat House on Friday and Saturday nights. It was a decent place in those days but I haven't been back since, so I don't know about it's current status. New Wave (Blondie, The Cars, Gary Numan, etc.) was coming into vogue along with then-new acts such as Pat Benatar and The Knack, so that music was played quite a lot.

Way to date myself, huh?
The Wildcat House recently closed; apparently the cost to redo the parking lot was a couple hundred grand and that was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. They just couldn't afford to make the necessary repairs.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:49 AM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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The Wildcat House recently closed; apparently the cost to redo the parking lot was a couple hundred grand and that was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. They just couldn't afford to make the necessary repairs.
Was at DM 83-84, there was another place called Rockefellers, but don't remember where it was. It was gone when I moved back to Tucson in 89. At least there was "The World Famous" Bum Steer.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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Sorry to hear about the Wildcat House's demise. Think it'll reopen in the future, maybe at a different location?
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:07 AM
 
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Sorry to hear about the Wildcat House's demise. Think it'll reopen in the future, maybe at a different location?
I doubt it.

Having lost UA crowd, Wildcat House taps out
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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Interesting article. I always wondered about the similarity between The Wildcat House and the Devil House near ASU; same owner, same names.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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Does anybody remember the "Ranch" hamburger joint on Speedway, KIKX 58 radio station, and the group Butterscotch from the mid late 60's?? Any good memories??
As I recall the "Ranch" hamburger joint on Speedway offered more than just burgers..And I used to go to school with the owners grandson who had some sort of a connection with a rock band known as the 13'th floor elevators....The owners lived right around the corner from the restaurant in an apartment complex named the Catalina Apartments...... Or something like that...
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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Hows about Hidden Valley on Sabino Canyon Rd. They had a par three golf course right across the street. Nice place 40 years ago.
That par three, nine hole golf course ( The only well lit golf course in town ) used to be a college prep school that closed down around about the time ASU gained their official 4 year college/university accreditation....Not to sure if that had anything to do with their closure but they were around for a long time before they closed.
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