Every summer some bands you remember from 80s MTV play for free at
the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Summer 2017 was no different, and we
went to go see Quiet Riot play, with a singer about half the age as the
rest of the band.
One bit of trivia
we learned this evening:
Rhodes was the original guitarist from Quiet Riot. At just 25 years old,
he had just left the band to join Ozzy Osbourne's band full-time, but died
tragically in an airplane accident. What we learned on the ride home was
that said airplane was a small private plane that took off from an
airfield on the same private property as where the broken-down tour bus was parked.
Asleep in the tour bus was the rest of the band and at 3am the pilot
decided it'd be amusing to buzz closely by the bus to freak out everyone. They
did exactly this: their wing hit the bus and snapped off, subsequently
crashing a nearby house and exploding into a huge fireball.
passengers in the plane died. Holy crow.
|Rockstars drink Rockstar as a backer to their Bud Light mega cans|
|Pretty sure Bang Your Head was playing during this photo|
|Healthy boardwalk food|
|Cool lore: you grab a ring from this dispenser and try to aim it into the creepy clown's mouth. This feature has been a part of the boardwalk's Merry-Go-Round for almost a hundred years.|
|note clown bong in backpack|
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