San Francisco, CA
The Fillmore Auditorium
1805 Geary Boulevard
ON THE GO - Drove up to San Francisco Monday afternoon. Smooth sailing up the 5 - did my utmost to stay awake for the long haul.
Was so excited to spend three days in the most beautiful city in the USA!
After checking-in to my favorite green hotel we checked out some favorite attractions and eateries.
THE GET GO - The Fillmore Auditorium
Finally get to see my favorite band play in my favorite San Francisco music venue - for years a stalwart in the Bay Area music scene.
The Fillmore is located at the intersection of Fillmore Street and Geary Boulevard. It was a capacity of 1,199.
The Fillmore was made famous in the mid 1960's by rock promoter and impresario Bill Graham. It was ground zero for the San Francisco music scene happening here. The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Big Brother and the Holding Comany, Creedence Clearwater Revival and British acts such as the The Who, Pick Floyd and Cream all played here.
Very classy chandeliers!
The VIP treatment -
Lining up with about 60 other VIP'ers to get autographs (the upstairs mezzanine).
Saw lots of familiar faces while admiring lots of familiar band posters on the wall.
Then we all lined up again for pictures!
Checked out the cool artwork of the girls Beauty and the Beat album cover by mosaic artist Jason Mecier! (That would make a cool poster).
BEFORE IT GOES -
The opening act was Girl in a Coma from San Antonio Texas on Joan Jett's Blackheart Record label. The Mexican-American trio is made up of two sister and friend.
HOW IT GOES - The Go-Go's took the stage to Foreigner's Hot Blooded playing.
How Much More
Get Up and Go!
Mad About You
Lust To Love
Mother's Little Helper
Our Lips Are Sealed
Skidmarks on My Heart
We Got the Beat
Fun With Ropes
Head Over Heals
Kathy introduces the best drummer in the universe!
Gina takes a bow.