The Tubes at the Country Club, Racer X/Shark Island/Hot Wheels/Redline at the Country Club, Ratt & Poison at the Long Beach Arena, Ruby Slippers/Idle Tears/Midnight Voyeur/Joker at the Country Club, Iron Maiden at Irvine Meadows, Billy Idol & The Cult at the Forum, Bon Jovi & Cinderella at Irvine Meadows, Agent X/Gratitude/Pair-a-Dice/Normandy at the Country Club, Boston at the Forum, Kiss Crazy Nights video shoot, David Bowie at Anaheim Stadium, The Cult at Long Beach Arena, Top of the Pops (tv show filming) with Kiss & Def Leppard, Cheap Trick at The Palace.
Unlike years past, at this point in time I no longer faithfully wrote the opening act on the back of the ticket so I had to do a bit of research on that part. Also, at this point I didn’t always keep track of ticket stubs, nor did a lot of places have tickets to save. I know I saw other bands like Hurricane, Rough Cutt, and Poison, among others, at the Country Club 1986-88, but that we spent most of our band-watching time at other clubs around town (the usual places – Whiskey, Gazarri’s, Troubadour, Cathouse, FM Station, among others), but it wasn’t necessarily a time or place when I was good at keeping track of things ;o). I have some band flyers from this era that I’ll put together in another post.