Blimp Time-Hop: Spring Brings The Boss To Lewiston In ’77
It was 42 years ago today at the Central Maine Youth Center in Lewiston! The one and only Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band made their second trek to the Pine Tree State on March 19, 1977. Their first trip here was to Houlton four years earlier.
What a way to say goodbye winter and hello spring in Maine, eh?
Music promoter, Andrew Govatsos has an incredible relationship with the people of WBLM going back to the beginning in 1973. He was one of the first advertisers on the Blimp over 45 years ago to get the word out about upcoming live rock shows.
He has been working with us throughout his career from his early days as a concert producer and to this day as a record label representative.
Andrew was responsible for bringing Springsteen to the Central Maine Youth Center in 1977 and again to the Augusta Civic Center in the summer of '78.
Here he is in a photo from the early 70s.
This is what Andrew Govatsos told us about the historic Bruce show in Lewiston.
"We built a huge stage and topped it with parquet flooring used for basketball courts. It took an entire day to construct. I also remember Bruce having the longest guitar cord I'd ever seen, so he could walk out into the crowd. Nobody got pushy with him. Everyone was very cool and reverent, like the were witnessing something holy. Stephen King was in the audience that night too! A very special show!"
We figure if you've scrolled down this far you must be right into this Maine rock milestone.
So here's what the Boss played in L/A. Just below that is quality recording of Backstreets!
Listen to this good quality recording treasure from the '77 Lewiston, Maine show!