Tuesday, May 10, 2005

"Rock Fest 77"

Stadium rock is coming to Beaumont on June 25, 2005, in the form of "Rock Fest '77," featuring AC/DC, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin. Not the real ones, of course. It's only Beaumont, after all. It's Hells Bells doing AC/DC, Us and Them doing Pink Floyd, Satisfaction doing the Stones, and Zoso doing Led Zeppelin. I've seen all of them but Zoso, and they do what they do very well. And Zoso says they're pretty good on their website.

But there's more. It seems that the guy whose producing it (or at least a guy who said he was the guy producing it) was at The Vortex the other night (when 9 Station Drive and The Gourds played). And it seems that the show is being staged in connection with the filming of a movie of some sort. And people who dress in proper 70s fashion might end up being extras in the movie.

If I recall correctly, tickets are $12 and they'll be playing somewhere on the Lamar University campus. (They must have a stadium there somewhere since they used to have a football team.)

Should be interesting.

Edited to add: You may be wondering why I'm posting something about a show that hasn't happened yet. The reason is simple. I saw the June 25 date "Rock Fest 77" on Satisfaction's website a few weeks back, and I wanted to know more. Like what "Rock Fest 77" was. But when I Googled "Rock Fest 77," all that came up was Satisfaction's tour dates. Which I already knew. Which made it sort of unhelpful. (And taking Google's suggestion of "Rockfest 77" didn't do any better.)

Even today as I write this, "Rock Fest 77" only pulls up Satisfaction's and Us and Them's sites. (Zoso has the date on their site, but doesn't list it as "Rock Fest 77." Hells Bells doesn't seem to know they've been booked yet.)

So now people who want information on "Rock Fest 77" will end up here; the most informative site on the Net.

Edited again to add the really important stuff: The official website with complete and (we hope) accurate information is EventsNow.com. This event is being promoted nationwide (they say), so get your tickets now!

Edited one last time to add: "RockFest '77" That's how they write it on the official site. Google's finally found it.

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Blogger Laurie said...

Excellent research, Wang. I'm linking to this.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 5:50:00 PM  
Blogger Mark M. Hancock said...

Good tracking. I'll add it on the next update. I hope they'll have water hoses ready to cool off the crowd. It should be really darn hot about that time of day in June. :-(

Thursday, May 12, 2005 12:20:00 AM  
Blogger RockFest said...

Hi...I'm the promoter of the RockFest 77 event. You guys are the first to hear this news. Lamar has decided to not allow the serving of beer. We don't even get concession income, but as we are filming a movie, our event is very unique. We will be playing host to a very large audience that are also working as extras in the movie. The crowd will be there from 2 to 11 at night and we want to ensure that they have all the food and beverages they are accustomed to on a Saturday outing.

We feel that a significant portion of our crowd may leave throughout the day if no beer is being served, and that would be detrimental to our movie attempt. We need our crowd to be happy and represent on film a natural crowd at an all-day music festival.

We may finalize another venue Monday. Stay tuned for a press release next week at www.localmusicguide.net


Sunday, May 15, 2005 5:16:00 PM  
Anonymous TeryAki said...

Rockfest'77 went off like a ligtning bolt.It was a very memorable event.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 5:00:00 AM  

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