Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
It's is a mighty significant anniversary for Portland, Maine! 41 years ago today, the very first event happened at the Civic Center. And of course here in Blimpville, the first event, was a Rock Concert!
On March 3, 1977, WBLM welcomed ZZ Top for the inaugural night of rock at the CCCC on the Worldwide texas tour. That “lil’ ol’ band from Texas” was on the road in support of their album, Tejas featuring It’s Only Love and Arrested for Driving While Blind. Opening the show was Maine’s own, The Blend.
Our longtime friend, Andrew Govatsos was the promoter. Listen to his memories of bringing the 1st rock concert EVER to the Civic Center.
We can't find the Portland setlist but, it's likely that it went something like this St. Patrick's Day show a couple weeks later in Boston.
With 19 shows in Maine and 7 shows in New Hampshire from 1975 to 2016, ZZ loves to bring the Texas boogie to Blimpville!
Here's the setlist from '75 in Lewiston.
They'll be back again this summer with John Fogerty at the Bank of NH Pavilion in Gilford...we can't wait to party under the stars at that one!