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Details
Location:
Buzzard-Palooza, Nautica Stage in Cleveland, OH
Date:
July 23, 1994
Other Acts:
Fury In the Slaughterhouse, Junkhouse, Moist, Pansy Division, The Pinheads, Collective Soul
Notes:
  • "Cleveland police with riot gear on were called in just as headliner Green Day took the stage. The show ended up in riot, because they drew a mob of attendees much larger than the venue's capacity of 5,000. A mob of fans wishing to enter the venue was turned away, which incited a rock-and-bottle-throwing melee. Frustrated fans began pouring into the venue over the walls."
  • Jonah Bayer: "The band has been around for nearly three decades, and some of your favorite bands swear by their classic albums like Clumsy and Astray, yet aside from signing to a major label in the 90s and achieving mainstream music attention via singles like 'Capsized' and 'She Found You,' the group never experienced the same success as, say, Green Day. (I should know as I actually saw Samiam open for Green Day outside of Cleveland, Ohio, during the peak of their Dookie explosion in 1994.)"
  • Peter Chakerian: "WMMS-FM's first free Buzzard-Palooza festival was held in July 1994, coinciding with the city's River Expo festival in The Flats district. The all-day concert was co-headlined by then-upstarts Collective Soul and Green Day, who drew a mob of attendees much larger than the venue's capacity of 5,000. 'I was at that 'free' show that Green Day was supposed to play at Nautica in Cleveland ... turns out there was a riot outside (with) people trying to get in,' says former Clevelander Deanna Turlo. 'We never realized it while we were sitting there waiting.'
    A mob of fans wishing to enter the venue was turned away, which incited a rock-and-bottle-throwing melee. Frustrated fans began pouring into the venue over the walls. Police entered Nautica in riot gear and pulled the plug just as Green Day took the stage. Two months later, the band made good at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls - for a scant $5 admission - and fans carried on their insurrection by destroying the venue's lawn. This time, however, the show carried on."
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