Blimp Time-Hop: Show Number One For Bob Seger At The CCCC
41 years ago today, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band made their first trip to the Civic Center in Portland. His new album Stranger in Town had only been out for just over a week, so major classics like Hollywood Nights and Old Time Rock N’ Roll were brand-spankin' new songs on the set-list.
This was his second studio album with the Silver Bullet Band and it went platinum within a month of it being released. That’s ONE MILLION copies sold inside 30 days…unbelievable!
So, it’s no surprise that Blimpsters sold-out the CCCC for his first appearance there on May 17, 1978. It was surely a night of rock-n-roll ecstasy that Portland, Maine will never forget.
Here’s a killah example of the incredible energy that was undoubtedly happening in at that first Portland show with Hollywood Nights live in ’78. Bob blew 'em away every time!
Get your sweet thang up high on your shoulders and let’s rock!
Bob has performed live in Pine Tree State 4 times. Beginning in 1970 at the Portland Expo, then this one we're celebrating today in '78, a return to the Civic Center in 1980, and one last time on the Bangor Waterfront in 2014. Dates for his 2019 Final Tour run through June with 6 nights in his hometown of Detroit. Sadly there are no New England dates scheduled.