[Slowhand] RIP, Charlotte Coliseum

Steve Proctor drpr at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 3 20:22:02 EDT 2007

Today, I lost an old friend. The Charlotte Coliseum was imploded this morning. Almost from its birth, there was talk of replacing it. The Charlotte Hornets were constantly whining about needing a new, state-of-the-art venue and they eventually went to New Orleans.

I never saw any problem with the Charlotte Coliseum. What I did see was Eric Clapton - in 2001, 1998, 1995, 1992 and 1990. The 1990 show was his 45th birthday and brief footage of that show was featured on the news tonight. I saw Bruce Springsteen at the Charlotte Coliseum in 2005, 2002, 2000 and 1992. During the 2000 show, he actually handed his guitar to a fan in the front row. I also saw the Stones, REM, U2, Van Halen, ZZ Topp, and the Allman Brothers at the Charlotte Coliseum. :-(
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