Monday, May 11, 2015

Bob Marley and the Wailers Paramount Theater, Oakland 5-30-76

Bob Marley and his band the Wailers came to Oakland's Paramount Theater on May 30, 1976. Personally, I was not a huge fan of reggae music, finding it too repetitive for my tastes, but I was curious about what made him so popular. One whiff as I entered the beautiful venue told me all I needed to know. In fact, I didn't need to go inside to smell the familiar scent. People were openly smoking on the street out side the Paramount. At any rate, he put on a great show just from a visual sense, and I was able to walk up next to the stage without any hassle. I just tried to keep a low profile and stay out of people's way.

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