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Paul McCartney bids farewell to Candlestick Park, San Francisco California
After the final notes were played by Paul McCartney the San Francisco crowd went wild and Paul did a stand up job of bidding Candlestick Park a grand farewell. Through the fireworks, confetti canons, and 49,000 fans screaming, Paul addresses the last audience to ever attend an event at Candlestick,
“Hey San Francisco, THANK YOU!”
After he gets the crowds attention, he says, somewhat nonchalantly, “Candlestick you were cool all along. You were cool tonight, you were cool back then, we love ya! Good bye Candlestick Park!”
As the crowd continues to roar he finally bids them good-bye, “Hey listen folks, I’ll tell you what though, we’ll see ya next time.” Watch the video above to see Paul McCartney and all the fans final moments at Candlestick!
During the final moments above Paul uses the term “…you were cool back then…”, referring to the Beatles’ final live concert which took place on August 29, 1966 at Candlestick Park. This would eventually become the Beatles’ last concert appearance ever. It was a 33-minute performance at Candlestick on a Monday. At the time, the Park’s capacity was 42,500 but the Beatles only filled 25,000 seats, leaving many full sections of the seating completely unsold.
The promoter of their last concert was Tempo Productions, it was owned by Bobby Mitchell and Tom Donohue (aka “Big Daddy”), who were both popular KYA radio disc jockeys. The story goes like this – In the summer of 1965 the two had received a verbal agreement to promote the Beatles’ 1965 Cow Palace shows (there were two of them). Unfortunately the contract ended up going to a San Jose promoter named Paul Cattallano. Tempo immediately took legal action against the Beatles for breach of contract, serving them a summons via a process server at the Hollywood Bowl just one day before the Cow Palace Shows. The Beatles and Tempo’s lawyers eventually cut a deal that worked between both parties. Tempo gained the rights to promote the group’s return engagement at Candlestick Park in 1966, which became the lasts live concert by the Beatles ever.
For all of you trivia buffs,The Beatles walked on stage at 9.27pm, and they performed 11 songs which are listed here with links to more info about each song: Rock And Roll Music, She’s A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Day Tripper, Baby’s In Black, I Feel Fine, Yesterday,I Wanna Be Your Man, Nowhere Man, Paperback Writer and Long Tall Sally.
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Shades of the Bill Graham era of Day on the Greens and major Rock’n’Roll shows, I was pleased to see a very well behaved crowd and extremely impeccable orchestration of the concert and overall event. My hats off to APE (Another Planet Entertainment) Concerts for pulling this off in the true style of a Bill Graham Presents show. The extraordinary fireworks show during and after concert, to the memorabilia handout after the show. Founders of APE Concerts are former employees and an extension of the Concert Promoter’s legacy.
CANDLESTICK PARK – A LEGENDARY VENUE
Gusty, foggy and cold are three words that define Candlestick Park. Built for what was to become a new Baseball Franchise for San Francisco, the “San Francisco Giants”. The Giants franchise began in New York City where it was established in the early years of baseball 1883. They played at four different ballparks only known as the Polo Grounds. By the 1950s the Giants franchise was fed up with an aging ballpark and began looking to relocate. Across the country in San Francisco they found a whole lot of happy voters willing to approve a $5 million bond for construction of a new stadium. In Summer 1957, majority owner of the Giants, Horace Stoneman, announced that the club would move to San Francisco. An amazing thing happened to baseball in California that year, not only were the Giants moving to California, but the Dodgers moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles as well.
The Giants made their debut in the City of San Francisco in 1958. Even though funding was approved for construction, it had not yet been built by the time the Giants moved to the city. For two seasons the Giants played at Seals Stadium, a 23,000 seat minor league ballpark. There were two possible locations for the new stadium, downtown and at Candlestick Point. Candlestick Park site was purchased at a cost of $2.7 million, the city already owned an adjoining 31 acres. Construction began in August 1958. The stadium project was engulfed in controversy as it was constructed which amounted to many delays, the Giants had hoped to open the ballpark in September 1959 but these delays pushed the opening to the following season.
Named after its location, the San Francisco Giants played their first game at Candlestick Park on April 12, 1960 against the St. Louis Cardinals. The seating capacity of Candlestick was 42,553 the grandstand consisted of two main seating decks. The original dimensions of the stadium were 330 ft. (left), 420f ft. (center), and 335 ft. (right). You can see much more information at the Ball Parks of Baseball website.
For a full 38 seasons, Giant fans came out to “the Stick” as it was known, to see players such as Bobby Bonds and then son Barry Bonds, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal, and Willie Mays play and astound the crowd.
How about them Niners?!! Almost 43 years since the San Francisco 49ers played their first game at Candlestick Park they will debut at their new home, Levi Stadium in Santa Clara. The 49ers lost to the Los Angeles Rams, 20-13, in their first game played at The ‘Stick. The weather was a gloomy 53-degree with an afternoon 16 mph wind. The team won five of their eight home games in this inaugural season, the team coached by Dick Nolan advanced to the postseason in ’71 and ’72.
Candlestick, in all its glory and frigidness will be missed by many.
Please enjoy the actual raw video footage above of the final moments of the last event ever at Candlestick Park performed by Paul McCarthy who we all know was 1/4 of the Beatles!
Enjoy and thank you for taking the time to visit Event City Creative Magazine!
The LA Downtown Hotel joined the Hyatt family and completed a $25 million transition to officially become a Hyatt Regency Hotel last year. The beautiful renovations gave the structure a new, modern look for the hotel and service upgrades to each of the 400 guest rooms and 69 suites at the property. All of the property’s public spaces, business and fitness centers, restaurants, the grand lobby and all of the meeting and event areas also are included in this transformation.
This will add the “new” Downtown Los Angeles property as the Hyatt Downtown Los Angeles, an upscale Luxury Hotel and a great destination for both the leisure and business traveler alike. L.A. is a beacon of style and sophistication, and this freshly renovated hotel is no exception. It is located in the heart of the city, near the Financial District and Convention Center, and this hotel property offers guests a convenient place to relax in luxury. The grand, 2-story entrance features a chic Lobby Bar & Lounge, with a 25-foot wall of glass to let in that beautiful California sunshine which everyone appreciates – locals and out of town visitors alike. This new Hyatt property was a superb addition to the Downtown Los Angeles area and has been an asset to the gentrification of the entire LA Live and Convention Center district.
This property was a great new addition to the Downtown Los Angeles area and we look forward to doing a year review on the property and surrounding area. Event City is planning to visit the area sometime in the next few months if there is anything you’d like to see us cover or talk about on this hotel property, other properties, attractions, events, theme parks, or anywhere else in the Southern California area please send us a message via Email at the Event City Premier Magazine or you can leave us a Reply Message here as well. Thank you for being a cherished follower of Event City and our Publication Group – Event City Creative. To contact the LA Downtown Hotel here’s their contact info:
The LA Hotel Downtown
333 South Figueroa
Los Angeles, California, USA, 90071
Nine years ago in sunny San Mateo California, what is now the edge of the ever expanding Silicon Valley, the birth of a new concept, an event for those who “Make”, almost a hobby of an idea in the making, the original Maker Faire was born on April 22, 2006. Now as we prepare for the 10th year of the Maker Faire, the event has grown to immense proportions. Since the launch of Maker Faire in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006 with about 20,000 in attendance the event has grown to over 100 independently-produced Mini and Featured Maker Faires around the world, including various major international cities such as Tokyo, Rome, Santiago, and Oslo. This year’s Faire in San Mateo reached well over the breaking point of 150,000 attendees over the two day weekend. Arthur Habbit, a local residence from San Carlos, California said this of the Faire, “No matter how many people come to this event it is the most mellow crowd I have seen anywhere, even beats Disneyland’s crowds, hands down!” As diverse and exciting as this event has become, it is not without it’s share of problems, right now, what to do with an incredible swelling audience. It seems as if this incredible, expanding festival of invention and creativity is thriving like an anthill running out of earth to place its growing population and the precious gem of a venue, the San Mateo Fairgrounds, which has become the ultimate location for this Maker Faire event. Not only is the audience of attendees busting at the Event Center’s seams, so does the collection of Makers who everyone comes to see.
The event has gone from a simple group of “Maker Geeks” with some die-hard fans or curious folks, to a massive, worldwide, something for everyone movement. It’s popularity has reached the White House with the President of the United States issuing a proclamation for “National Day of Making”. President proudly presented the proclamation, “I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 18, 2014, as National Day of Making.” See the Presidents proclamation here.
On this day the White House will host the White House version of a Maker Faire. It has invited makers from all over the United States inviting them to attend and participate as a maker, volunteer, attendee, anyone can get involved in the maker movement.
Makers everywhere are rejoicing to this huge push for a massively growing audience of inventors, entrepreneurs, tinkerers, crafters and many more. Dennis Shelgren, a maker from Campo Seco, California, is working on a new technology solar solution for both individuals as well as enterprise solutions. He is the co-founder of a new Maker Group located jointly and supported by both Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties.
So why the White House? What is the reason behind President’s Obama push for a White House Maker Faire? Maybe a piece of the answer to that question is here at the White House Blog where you’ll find an interview by Phil Larson, Senior Advisor to the President for Space and Innovation, he interviews Dale Dougherty, CEO of Maker Media, founders of the Maker Faire. It could also be this young inventor’s ideas and inspirational spirit to “Make”!
The President is hosting the first-ever White House Maker Faire on the grounds of the White House and it will feature Makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all ages who are using cutting-edge tools to bring their ideas to life. The rise of the Maker Movement represents a huge opportunity for the United States. Nationwide, new tools for democratized production are boosting innovation and entrepreneurship in manufacturing, in the same way that the Internet and cloud computing have lowered the barriers to entry for digital startups, creating the foundation for new products and processes that can help to revitalize American manufacturing.
The San Mateo County Fair this year has the motto of “Where Tradition Meets Innovation”and will feature an incredible array of Technology products in the main hall with an emphasis on Kid’s Education. The Technology and Do It Yourself (DIY) exhibits are back from a successful run at last years fair. Kids get hands on experience with innovative new concepts and devices such as 3-D printers and software to help them learn how to program and create their own original computer games. The Do it Yourself environment can be an excellent opportunity for kids to experiment and learn new how to create. Additionally there were exhibits by 4-H, Future Farmers of America (FFA), painting, fine art, cooking and healthy eating were just part of the fun.
One of the companies exhibiting in the Technology area is We Cam, a new player in the Social Media communications space. WeCam is a social video calling app that lets you connect directly to your friends, family and colleagues or your social media peeps such as on Faceb ook, Twitter and Google+. “We Cam is really cool” says Arthur English a visiting student from London attending the event, “you get your friends to use the app it can be a toy or a tool to help you in your daily life or just mess around a bit”. The App also allows you to conduct smart “people” searches to discover other like-minded people on WeCam. Visit them at their booth at the fair and receive a chance to win an iPod during the show. While we were there two people won!
The FREE Concert series is running the entire length of the Fair from June 7th through Sunday June 15th. One of the Event City favorite bands at the fair this year is WAR. The band has been playing steadily for the last 45 years as one of the premier talents coming from the SF Bay Area. See WAR at the San Mateo County Fair this year. This years talent boasts a stunning variety of world-class musical entertainment and live performances which you can find the entire lineup of Entertainment here. Additionally there is all of the fun festival food, local and traditional contests, and a “Ferris Wheeling” carnival. The Fair will run for nine days and will be attended by over 130,000 guests.
The San Mateo County Event Center is the host of the San Mateo County Fair, which will be held June 7-15, 2014. Visit the web site here for regular updates, contest rules, entertainment schedules, promotions, giveaways and sponsorship information.
KSAN JIVE 95 Is Selected as the BARHOF LEGENDARY STATION FOR 2014
BENEFIT CONCERT and REUNION LUNCHEON
By Nolan Apostle Contributing Editor Event City Premier Magazine
Rock’n’Roll Radio at one time was an institution all by itself. A self propelling industry in the midst of a multi-generational configuration of listeners who enjoyed all forms of the popular music genre. The music was as diverse as the listeners themselves, from the history making 60’s Rock to Acid Rock, Heavy Metal to Folk, Blues, Pop, Glam, New Wave, Punk, Modern, Progressive, Easy Listening and of course the everlasting Classic Rock’n’Roll all played a role in Radio history and at one time or another probably could be heard on the legendary KSAN Jive 95 Radio station. Even new artists were featured on KSAN.
The Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame (BARHOF) has selected KSAN Jive 95 as the BARHOF Legendary Station for 2014. KSAN aired some of radio’s most memorable, inspiring and outrageous broadcast ever from 1968 through 1978. The stations pioneering attitude gave way to an unbelievable amount of creativity that has fueled the stations historic and legendary status that many of its loyal listeners will never forget.
This crew of radio pioneers who would be responsible for electrifying the airwaves with a whole new sound and attitude was led by Tom Donahue. Donahue, also known as “Big Daddy”, was referred to as the father of progressive radio and was an executive and on-air DJ for San Francisco radio stations KMPX and KSAN during the late Sixties through the Seventies. He truly helped to invent “Free-Form” radio with its long cuts, new artists and no holds barred commentary. At the time Free Form helped to bring to the forefront the largely ignored FM band and played a large role revolutionizing radio broadcasting in America.
KSAN Jive 95 proudly joins, KCBS, KGO, KFRC, KNBR and KSFO as the newest Legendary Station in the BARHOF. As you may notice, all of the other Legendary Stations are on the AM Band, KSAN is the very first FM station to be awarded the Legendary status.
To celebrate KSAN’s induction into this prestigious radio station group there will be two public events held in June. A KSAN Jive 95 Reunion Concert will be held on Wednesday, June 4th, at Yoshi’s in San Francisco to benefit the California Historical Radio Society and its’ Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame. The featured artists for the “KSAN Reunion Concert” will be Big Brother and the Holding Company, Country Joe McDonald, Cold Blood with Lydia Pense and special guest Rick Stevens, the Imperial Messenger Service with special guests, and others to be announced. KSAN played an important part in making these groups famous by featuring their music.
Simply put, KSAN Jive 95 Radio had the creativity, the inspirational talent, spirit and now some wonderful memories of a great radio station. Looking at the bigger picture, and as a dedication to all of those who played a role in this phenomenal on-air carnival for over decade, this Motley Crew of radio junkies didn’t just allow KSAN to be a great radio station but arguably one of the most extraordinary radio stations ever in the history of radio.
Nolan Apostle is a co-founder and Chief Editor of Event City and the Event City Premier Magazine. He has worked in numerous industries wearing a multitude of hats over the course of his career. He has worked as a Videographer, Producer, Photographer, Concert Promoter, Event Developer, Manager, Writer, Journalist, Marketing Director, Artist Management (Painters and Musicians), Ambiance Director, Educator, Tradeshow Manager, Props & Sets Designer, Catering Manager, Food & Beverage Director, and more. During his earlier years he ran a local radio station which he and friend started in Daly City California. It was short lived (about 5 months) when they received a unannounced visit from the FCC and local authorities at their broadcasting location. It’s Only Rock’n’Roll but he loves it!
Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame Tickets, events and concert information:
Besides tickets to the concert there will be a VIP Reception with the musicians held at 6:00 p.m. at Yoshi’s. Tickets are $49 for the concert and $150 for the VIP reception and concert. Buy tickets here. The VIP package includes a VIP reception with the artists, premium seating at Yoshi’s, a KSAN Live Jive CD, a KSAN Reunion Poster, and a KSAN Reunion T-shirt.
Then on Thursday, June 5th, at 11:30 am, the Bay Area Broadcast Legends will feature the induction of KSAN into the BARHOF and a KSAN Reunion Panel Discussion as part of its’ Spring Luncheon at Spenger’s in Berkeley. The panel will include Bonnie Simmons, Scoop Nisker, Terry McGovern and Norman Davis. Ben Fong-Torres will host the discussion. Tickets are $47.25 for a great lunch and once in a lifetime event.Buy tickets here.
In addition, the CD and digital download project called “KSAN’s Live Jive” containing historic music rarities from KSAN’s extensive live music broadcast archives is now a benefit for the California Historical Radio Society and its’ Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame. The Co-Executive producers of “KSAN’s Live Jive” are Kenny Wardell and Jim Draper. To order a copy of the KSAN Live Jive CD please visit their website at KSAN’s Live Jive.
Yoshi’s SF is located at 1330 Fillmore St., SF, 94115 – between Eddy St. and Geary Blvd.
Their phone number is (415) 655-5600 – Parking downstairs – Entrance on Eddy St.
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By Nolan Apostle
Producer, Contributing Editor and Photographer
Event City Premier Magazine
What is the Maker Faire? At the Event City Creative several of us have been big Maker fans over the years and this reporter has attended almost every year since its inception in 2006. Although I’ve missed a couple of years due to personal reasons, my conviction and dedication to the Maker Faire – DIY (Do It Yourself) genre, and the immense amount of creative talent, positive attitudes and eclectic inventive ideas on display at this event – well simply put, as the Rolling Stones would say, “Wild horses couldn’t drag me away”. I would have to be laid out on a gurney to miss another Faire again.
To give you a fair definition of this eclectic festival of talent is a most difficult task, but one that we sure had fun defining. After talking with hundreds of Makers and attendees over the years we have come up with what we believe defines the Bay Area Maker Faire:
Well that’s one definition of Maker Faire. The festival itself defines it as “Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new”, whatever you might decide it is, Maker Faire is certainly a different type of edutaining, an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, tinkerers, inventors, crafters, educators, engineers, electronic wizards, science clubs, hobbyists, authors, artists, students, and even an interesting collection of commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come together at a Maker Faire event to show-off their wares, whatever they may be and to possibly help you learn more by sharing what they have learned.
Maker Faire launched in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006 as a tiny display of DIY enthusiasts demonstrating their ideas, inventions and creative projects. The interest and excitement of this genre, if you can even label it a “genre”, has done nothing but spiral into an incredible adventure where one can see and most importantly, experience, the entire Maker community first hand in all its glory. Last year at the San Mateo (San Francisco Bay Area) Maker Faire the crowds were spectacular and truly as gigantic as some of the displays at the Faire itself – over 120,000 attendees showed up over the weekend to take in this grand event – and most of those we spoke with said they would be returning without a doubt as long as the Maker Faire existed!
Wow! Can one believe the incredible growth of an event that offers such a wide array of experiences with a general ticket price ranging from $17.50 to $60.00? The popularity of the Maker Faire expanded greatly over a short time and soon took over the entire San Mateo Events Center within a few years. Now almost a decade into the sprawling event its legions of aspiring makers, educators, moms, dads, sons and daughters and many others come to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills at the event. A record 195,000 people attended the two flagship Maker Faires in the Bay Area and New York in 2013, with 44% of attendees first timers at the Bay Area event, and 61% in New York. If you plan on going to the Faire here is some information to help you get there and around the San Mateo area. The Maker Faire is certainly family friendly – 50% attend the event with their children and many come from all parts of Northern California. Just last year alone there were 98 independently-produced Mini and Featured Maker Faires taking place around the world, including Tokyo, Rome, Santiago, and Oslo.
This years Maker Faire is expected to be the largest Maker Faire to date! Could it reach 150,000? Why is it so popular? Could it be that the event is primarily designed to be forward-looking showcase for Makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But the Faire is not just for those involved in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.
The Maker Faire is an exciting and extremely entertaining event filled with an extremely diverse audience, and a fascinating, fun, curious mix of people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with an audience that can be just as eclectic as the makers themselves. All of this could be the result of the popularity explosion of this event, and as it continues to grow it will continue to present a tremendous opportunity for everyone who visits the Maker Faire; opportunities to learn, to grow, to walk away feeling real good about yourself, about your abilities to go out there and to do “something” regardless of what it might be. Some say it is an event that can easily become one’s obsession, as far fetched as that might be, it is an event that really does allow you to feel real good about yourself. Once you attend a Maker Faire one thing is certain, whether you become addicted to the eclectic fun and creative and inspirational atmosphere or not, you will come to appreciate the 950+ Makers displaying their projects and not only walk away learning something new, but truly, you will feel much better about yourself and that alone will urge you to return the following year for a whole different, but certainly just as positive, experience!
Maker Faire is brought to you by Maker Media. Maker Media publishes MAKE magazine, produces Maker Faire, and offers DIY electronics, tools, kits, and books through its online and pop-up Maker Shed stores.
The Maker Faire Official App is available for iPhone and Android devices. You can download it here.
Event City is the new online Community for the Events & Creative Industries supporting the talent and projects within the Special Events, Hospitality, Music, Entertainment, Film and all Inventors and the full spectrum of the Arts. The Event City Creative Magazine is the online publication supporting Event City and the Event City Network. Event City launches in Q4 2014.
The “Ultimate Maker Vehicle” is revealed at Maker Faire on Saturday, May 17th, 2014
This is what you get when you combine a box of sand with a Microsoft Kinect, an overhead projector, and a series of illuminated pucks?
The Game of Drones is announcing the launch of our their official drone sports competition at the San Francisco Bay Area Maker Faire, on May 17 and 18 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. Check it out, this is pure, unadulaterated, MAKER FUN!!
Game of Drones is excited to announce the launch of our official drone sports competition at Maker Faire Bay Area, taking place on May 17 and 18 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. The Aerial Action Sports League (AASL) aims to be the premiere drone sports competition, showcasing pilot skills, engineering prowess, and technology innovation through aerial combat, flying obstacle courses, and other fun drone games.
More to come on the Event City Creative Magazine.
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