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Tim McCulloch

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40 Years Ago in Cinci.... 12/3/79
« on: December 02, 2019, 10:33:30 am »

The Who played Riverfront Stadium.  Eleven concertgoers died in the stampede to get to the front of the pit.  Between this and what happened 6 years earlier at Altamont, Californina with the Stones show, we began to realize we didn't understand what crowd control and security really were.

The Who took on a fair bit of guilt and haven't played Cincinnati since then, although Daltry and Townsend have said they're coming back.  Hopefully we can show that crowd control and security are better this time around.
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Re: 40 Years Ago in Cinci.... 12/3/79
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2019, 11:31:20 am »

The Who played Riverfront Stadium.  Eleven concertgoers died in the stampede to get to the front of the pit.  Between this and what happened 6 years earlier at Altamont, Californina with the Stones show, we began to realize we didn't understand what crowd control and security really were.

The Who took on a fair bit of guilt and haven't played Cincinnati since then, although Daltry and Townsend have said they're coming back.  Hopefully we can show that crowd control and security are better this time around.
And the typical attendee will be much older, and slower  HAHA
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Re: 40 Years Ago in Cinci.... 12/3/79
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2019, 12:09:43 pm »

The Who played Riverfront Stadium.  Eleven concertgoers died in the stampede to get to the front of the pit.

Time flies...  That, as I recall, was the end of "General Admission" tickets for most major Rock acts in enclosed venues.

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Re: 40 Years Ago in Cinci.... 12/3/79
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2019, 01:02:52 pm »

And the typical attendee will be much older, and slower  HAHA
But heavier ::)
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Re: 40 Years Ago in Cinci.... 12/3/79
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2019, 04:39:06 pm »

The Who played Riverfront Stadium.  Eleven concertgoers died in the stampede to get to the front of the pit.  Between this and what happened 6 years earlier at Altamont, Californina with the Stones show, we began to realize we didn't understand what crowd control and security really were.

The Who took on a fair bit of guilt and haven't played Cincinnati since then, although Daltry and Townsend have said they're coming back.  Hopefully we can show that crowd control and security are better this time around.

Here are some pictures, including some of speakers and the "security" string:

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/altamont-free-concert-rolling-stones-14879702.php#item-85307-tbla-33

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Re: 40 Years Ago in Cinci.... 12/3/79
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