Patti Smith concert in Central Park, a night to remember.
This was a great concert but first let’s set mood, it rained the whole weekend and we were soaking wet standing on line before they even opened the gates. The Dr. Pepper Central Park Music Festival was held at the old Wollman Rink from 1977 to 1980. Being an ice skating rink it was flooded from the rain, so we stood on our chairs during the whole performance.
We were able to get seats center stage in the 2nd row and rock the night away, until they pulled the plug on Patti. The stage was not really protected from the rain and it was dangerous for band. Patti was great as always. It’s noted on the internet that there a recording of Patti at CBGB that same day but she was in Central Park performing for us. I do remember some guy was climbing the stage rigging on the right side, Patti just looked at him and security got him down.
The night is somewhat a hazy being drenched and just seeing a great show, we when back to our places with great memories of summer night in NYC.