Thanks for the memories, Philly Spectrum! After four sold-out Pearl Jam shows this week, the Spectrum will be no more.
Philadelphia Weekly has a brief interview with Tommy Conwell about his Spectrum Music Memories.
On playing the Spectrum for the first time:
“The first time we played there as a legitimate opening act, we opened for Bryan Adams. I’ll never forget: We went on the stage and the lights went down and we just start our first song, and you could see all the people rushing in from the exits and you could see the silhouettes—it was like an ant farm or something—all moving down to their seats because the show had started and it was us. That was really like a wow moment.”Audio Rumble also remembers The Spectrum by showcasing Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers' breakthrough performance on live television. A performance on PRISM, Feb. 20, 1987, after the Philadelphia 76er's game:
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