Blimp Time-Hop: Thorogood’s 1st Show At CCCC
Today we celebrate another great concert from long, long ago in Blimpville. 31 years have past since George Thorogood brought the boogie back to Portland with the Destroyers on the Born to Be Bad tour on March 7, 1988. With 9 trips to Maine over the years from 1981 to 2018, this was his 1st of 2 appearances at the Civic Center. His last show there was on the Boogie People tour in 1991.
I’m pretty sure I remember having the honor of going onstage at the CCCC before the show to welcome the crowd. That's always an adrenaline rush for sure. I had the very cool privilege of bring along a big framed piece of autographed Thorogood memorabilia to show-off. We gave it away to a lucky Blimpster the next day on the BLM Morning Show.
You Talk Too Much was the new song spinning on the Blimp back in '88. Friggin' zip it and send it, bub!