So, “I was there” too.
It was sitting in the audience at BPACC on Saturday night for the Roy Orbison Reborn show that I re-lived in part a concert I attended in 1964. It was Festival Hall in Melbourne – where all the big concerts were held at that time. I attended the Roy Orbison Concert in January, with my sister and her boyfriend of the time. The other artists were The Beach Boys, The Surfaries (cannot really remember them), Paul and Paula and The Joy Boys. This was my first “grown up” concert.
There was another Festival Hall concert I remember from those years – Peter, Paul & Mary. In thinking about the concert, I do not remember any supporting act – maybe there was, but this was in my early days of a folk fan, so nothing else stands out – and it was a long time ago.
Other live music performances followed, but none were at Festival Hall. There was Joan Baez, more Peter, Paul & Mary, Eric Bogle and so on. Other concerts followed in smaller venues.
But as far as Festival Hall was concerned, I WAS THERE, at least twice!