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September 3, 1982: WOZstock Concert
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: September 06, 2020 04:55PM
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September 3, 1982: The Us Festival, an extravagant music and technology event staged by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, kicks off in California. The fest costs $8 million to stage, and boasts appearances from some of the biggest musical acts of the day.

It’s a wild venture for Woz, who is on hiatus from Apple after surviving a serious plane crash in 1981.

With a personal fortune of $116 million, the Us Festival was an altogether bolder venture for Apple’s lovable geek. It was an attempt to stage his own version of Woodstock.

The name “Us Festival” was not short for United States, but rather the collective term for everyone. It was short for “Unite Us in Song.” It was supposed to celebrate the passing of the “Me” Decade that had been the 1970s. Whether purposely or not, it also referred to Wozniak as a new family man. His wife went into labor the night before the festival opened.

To bring his festival to life, Woz enlisted legendary rock promoter Bill Graham (whose name is used for San Francisco’s Bill Graham Auditorium, where Apple holds various events). Graham filled the Us Festival card with rock luminaries ranging from The Grateful Dead and The Ramones to The Kinks and Fleetwood Mac.

Because of the scale of the festival, many artists charged obscene amounts of money to perform.

“I would see the money going out — my God, so much more money than these bands have ever been paid!” recalled festival controller Carlos Harvey years later.




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Re: September 3, 1982: WOZstock Concert
Posted by: chopper
Date: September 06, 2020 05:21PM
Watched it on TV. Glorious.

Didn't Van Halen demand a cool million and Woz said sure?
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Re: September 3, 1982: WOZstock Concert
Posted by: rz
Date: September 06, 2020 05:57PM
I just watched the video of U2 at the Us Festival. Can't believe it was 38 years ago.
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Re: September 3, 1982: WOZstock Concert
Posted by: CW2V
Date: September 06, 2020 06:43PM
I was there. U2 stole the show. Saw Missing Persons, Berlin, and I think I hung around for the Pretenders. But I mostly remember U2s act. Seemed to have much more raw energy.

And it was hot California day.

CW2V
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Re: September 3, 1982: WOZstock Concert
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 06, 2020 08:01PM
Remember there were two US Festivals -- the one described above and the second held on Memorial Day 1983. CW2V, it sounds like you attended the '83 show.



It is what it is.
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Re: September 3, 1982: WOZstock Concert
Posted by: maco
Date: September 07, 2020 04:17PM
So much fun. I went in 82' & 83', so much fun. What a lineup!

Labor Day Weekend - 1982

Friday, September 3
Gang of Four
The Ramones
The English Beat
Oingo Boingo
The B-52's
Talking Heads
The Police

Saturday, September 4

Joe Sharino
Dave Edmunds
Eddie Money
Santana
The Cars
The Kinks
Pat Benatar
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Sunday, September 5

Grateful Dead
Jerry Jeff Walker
Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band
Jackson Browne
Fleetwood Mac

Memorial Day Weekend -1983

Saturday, May 28 (New Wave Day)
Divinyls
INXS
Wall of Voodoo
Oingo Boingo
The English Beat
A Flock of Seagulls
Stray Cats
Men at Work
The Clash

Sunday, May 29 (Heavy Metal Day)
Quiet Riot
Mötley Crüe
Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest
Triumph
Scorpions
Van Halen

Monday, May 30 (Rock Day)
Los Lobos
Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul
Quarterflash
Berlin
Missing Persons
U2
The Pretenders
Joe Walsh
Stevie Nicks
David Bowie

Saturday June 4th (Country Day)

The Thrasher Brothers
Ricky Skaggs
Hank Williams, Jr.
Emmylou Harris & The Hot Band
Alabama
Waylon Jennings
Riders in the Sky
Willie Nelson

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Re: September 3, 1982: WOZstock Concert
Posted by: maco
Date: September 07, 2020 04:18PM
The Music Festival That Time Forgot: Inside Steve Wozniak’s US Fest

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Re: September 3, 1982: WOZstock Concert
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: September 07, 2020 09:04PM
Maco, you lucky bastid! What a lineup!
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Re: September 3, 1982: WOZstock Concert
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 08, 2020 01:35AM
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CW2V
I was there. U2 stole the show. Saw Missing Persons, Berlin, and I think I hung around for the Pretenders. But I mostly remember U2s act. Seemed to have much more raw energy.

And it was hot California day.

CW2V

From that day:





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