Blimp Time-Hop: Scorpions Pack The Civic Center With A Sting
35 years ago tonight, the Scorpions returned to Portland for their first headlining show at the Civic Center. The legendary German rockers brought their Love at First Sting tour to town. They came back to Maine on the top of the bill on June, 13, 1984. The Scorps brought along a new band called Bon Jovi for their first show in Maine. The performance included their debut hit, Runaway.
Rock You Like a Hurricane, Big City Nights, and the power ballad Still Loving You were getting tons of airplay on the Blimp as were the videos for those songs on MTV. The tour went all over the planet and an album of performances recorded during the trek was released at the height of their popularity in 1985 titled, World Wide Live.
Here's what they played 35 years ago today!
The Scorpions have rocked Maine 'like a hurricane' four times including the one we're celebrating today. Their first appearance was at the CCCC in December 6, 1979 opening for Aerosmith. We also saw them on a rainy, muddy June 25, 1988 at the Monsters of Rock show in Oxford. The last time was at SEAPAC in OOB on July 27, 1991.
"Here we go again all the way from the start." We are still loving the Scorpions today in Blimpville!