40 years ago today, Styx rocked a sold out show at the Civic Center in Portland. Their second Maine appearance was in support of the mega-album, The Grand Illusion and an upcoming new album. This stop in Blimpville happened on August 18, 1978.

It was also just weeks before the release of Pieces of Eight in September. So cool for Blimpsters to hear Come Sail Away, Fooling Yourself, the Grand Illusion and a new song called, Blue Collar Man live in concert.

It was an historic night in the Summer of ’78 for sure and Styx were at the height of their powers.

Check out what they played!


Watch the ‘live’ promo video of Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) from 1978. It’s probably the best hair moment of their history too.

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