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Old Posted Aug 1, 2018, 3:07 PM
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Free Bryan Adams concert in 1990 at C.O.P.?? Anyone else remember this?

An old friend and I were having a conversation about this concert yesterday.. neither of us can find one word about it anywhere on the internet! I believe it was 1990. Were we living in a parallel universe, or did this concert actually happen? I am pretty sure it was at COP, it rained like crazy and was a riot - may have even been July 1. I am just trying to nail down a date and details for my own sanity! Thanks to anyone who can help me out!
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Old Posted Aug 1, 2018, 3:49 PM
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A few months off - sounds like a good time!

Adams still a fiery performer: [Final Edition]
Mayes, Alison. Calgary Herald; Calgary, Alta. [Calgary, Alta]18 Aug 1990: C16.

For the record: [Final Edition]
Herald staff. Calgary Herald; Calgary, Alta. [Calgary, Alta]19 Aug 1990: C6.
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Old Posted Aug 1, 2018, 3:56 PM
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Amazing!
Thank, You Malcolm! I was truly going crazy!
Have an awesome day!
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Old Posted Aug 1, 2018, 5:39 PM
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Yup, I was there! Really enjoyed the show, but whoa, did it ever rain like crazy! So much mud...
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Old Posted Aug 1, 2018, 7:12 PM
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Yes, it was soooo muddy, but an absolute great time! Almost 20000 people toughed it out to the bitter end just to hear Summer of '69. Good times.
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Old Posted Aug 2, 2018, 2:34 PM
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Oh damn this brought back memories of EdgeFest a few years later, good times.
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2018, 7:10 PM
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Yep - I was there with friends too.
I remember the rain and climbing back up the muddy hill as we had parked on top of the hill close to the ski jump tower.

I also remember that person being killed by lightning thinking that could have been me.

The concert was free because the promoter bailed at last minute and Bryan Adams said lets have a free concert. That is why we ended up going.
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Hi from Japan! Yes I do remember. I and my friend were visiting my friend John in Calgary. On that morning John told us about that free gig at Olympic park. Some bands cancelled the show. Only 3 were there. The opening act was Paul Laine followed by TPOH (The Pursuit of Happiness) and then Bryan Adams and band was there. It was one of the best Bryan's gig ever for me. It started to rain just before encore stage started and the last tune was Summer of 69 in the heavy rain. It was muddy everywhere! Can't forget that one day in summer of 90 in Calgary.
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Old Posted Aug 31, 2018, 11:39 PM
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Awesome! Love to hear the stories of this event! Thanks for weighing in everyone!
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Old Posted Sep 4, 2018, 3:06 PM
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I had only heard about this concert and wondered if it was a myth. Nice to know it was an actual event.
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Definitely rings a bell.
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Beach Boys maybe?

Good luck to me for a response but does anyone know if the Beach Boys were one of the bands at COP that canceled and maybe played anyway? Or any other Beach Boy concerts in Calgary around that time?
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