The Centrum in Worcester opened in 1982. Today it is called the DCU Arena and Convention Center (DCU). It is home to the Worcester Sharks hockey team. The facility hosts concerts, sporing events, conventions and trade shows.
In 1984 it had a capacity of 12,000. (Today it 14,800 seats).
In the 1980's many touring rock bands played here rather than the old Boston Garden which had poor acoustics and no air conditioning. Bands who have played here in the '80's included Grateful Dean, Aerosmith, Yes, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton and AC/DC.
September 16, 1984
The New York Times
Musical history was made in 1982 when Beauty and the Beat by the go-Go's became the first No. 1 album by a women's band whose members also write their own songs. On Tuesday evening, the group will appear in the Recreation Center at William Paterson College. Curtain time is 8 o'clock.
September 18, 1984
300 Pompton Road
Paterson College (William Paterson University) is located in Wayne, New Jersey. Wayne is located approximately 20 miles northwest from midtown Manhattan. Paterson University is a public university with about 10,000 students.
The Recreation Center serves as the focal point for physical recreation and has 4,000 seats.
This blog is dedicated to the investigation, documentation and appreciation of the Go-Go's!
It will focus on the band's early days in L.A. (1979 - 1985) and will highlight some of the early L. A. venues they played at. It will also include some of my favorite L.A. cool places from the 70's and early '80's.
This blog will also report on more recent shows and Go-Go news. Go Go-Go's!
Mom of 3 grown kids! Married 30 years. 2 dogs. L. A. preservationist, early Hollywood enthusiast, birder, gardener and animal advocate.