Thirty-five years ago today--on May 2, 1986--Expo 86 opened.
I remember because I saved the laminated media pass that got me into a whole whack of great concerts at the world's fair's main music venue, Expo Theatre.
Between May 2 and the closing date of October 13 I got to see some world-class acts in a variety of musical styles.
I saw everything from country-flavoured pop (the Everly Brothers) to party rock (Kim Mitchell) to smooth jazz (George Benson) to boogie blues (George Thorogood).
I also saw Loverboy.
But the best show I ever saw at Expo Theatre was Eurythmics, who performed there on July 28, touring behind their hit-packed Revenge album.
Maybe you were there?
To jog your memory, here's my review, which was originally published in the August 1, 1986 issue of the Georgia Straight.More