Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sweetwaters Festival 1984

1984

February 3,4,5 - Pukekawa

The Pretenders, U2, Simple Minds, Talking Heads


February 6 - Sweetwaters South - One Day In The Park - QE2 Park, Christchurch

The Pretenders, U2, Simple Minds, Talking Heads

(Early poster featuring U2, who didn't end up coming)








14 comments:

  1. I was there and sadly U2 were not. The 4th overseas act was a one hit reggae/ska band called the Jo-Boxers.

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  2. I was there, but sadly was to far gone by the time Talking heads was on, to remember much of them. Chrissie Hines was amazing, her voice cut right through you. Best Female vocalist, I have seen live. W.W

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    1. you missed Talking Heads?? OMG that must suck!!!

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  3. The other band was the Eurythmics , and they were excellent .. Annie Lennox was on fire that nite

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    1. wow was she ever, it is burned into my memory. It started pissing with rain and she came on & sang 'Here Comes The Rain' aaaargghhh .... mud slides everywhere.
      Sweetwaters, Feb 1984 in Pukekawa, NZ

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  4. Remember lots of mud, can fight on the hill, hari krisna food tent, catching Annie Lennoxs sweat shirt, not getting my end away.

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  5. I was there and U2 and Eurythmics sadly were not...
    Talking Heads were awesome! David Byrne walking on stage in zoot suit and ghetto blaster, what an intro to "Phsyco Killer"! "Burning down the House" was stunning.

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    1. Was front stage right when he come on , exactly as you said..Still remember like it was yesterday

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    2. Yes I remember Physco Killer!!! that still sends chills through me. The rain... the mud... after falling over so many times no one cared. I was front left in the huge pools of sludge. And the can fights looked like swarming bees. Best times and memories

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    3. Yeah I couldn't remember Eurythmics being there ... Joboxers were great and of course Talking Heads, Pretenders. My first big concert - blown away.

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  6. I was wondering how the hell I got U2 listed here, but just found an earlier poster with them listed.

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  7. does anyone remember bananarama as the backing singers for talking heads as well as neatherworld dancing toys first up in chch, i was security at back stage after concert we were invited back to their caravans,we left there at about 0630 in another world great memories.

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    1. Remember Netherworld Dancing Toys ... no to bananarama. Still have NDT on vinyl lol

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  8. Yep, I remember it very well and at 58 years old now, I probably shouldn't:-) I remember Bananarama backing Talking Heads and Annie Lennox singing while the rain came down. I seem to recall that Talking heads wheeled on their bands instruments and pieces as they started going thru their performance. It was really cool. Byrne was charismatic...

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