Last week, I wrote about the idea of Albertsons Stadium hosting concerts — specifically, concerts more ambitious than the April 11 show by pop singer Jordin Sparks after the Broncos spring football game. Say ... Paul McCartney?
In that column, I posed a question: Was the Sparks gig really the first stadium show in the entire history of Boise State?
By 9 a.m., I had my answer. Actually, lots of answers, thanks to readers who emailed with names such as “Boise old timer.”
I’d like to thank them for the fascinating history lesson. And since I’m on vacation this week, printing some of the responses seems like a fun way to fill this space. From my inbox:I went to a Canned Heat concert around 1973. It was great, don’t remember any others there, most others like Uriah Heap and Neil Sedaka were in the old gym.
So there you have it. How about it, Boise State? Can we get this party started again in 2015?
Of course, one reader claimed almost not to want McCartney to visit Albertsons Stadium:As nice as it would be to get The Cute One to Boise, I’d almost hate to have it happen. I caught his shows last summer in Missoula (yes, really) and SLC. At both shows I was close enough (3rd row) to have him notice me waving his current LP (yes, really), “New.” At the end of the SLC show, he pointed to one of his security guys to grab it so he could sign it for me ... If he ever comes to Boise, how am I gonna top that story?