Sunday, December 18, 2016

Scorpions - 1988-06-26 - East Rutherford, NJ (DVDfull aud-shot) by REQUEST

(DVDfull aud-shot)

Scorpions
Monsters of Rock
Giants Stadium - East Rutherford, NJ
June 26, 1988
CBG Classic Master Video Series Vol.2

video: encoded to 4:3 NTSC mpeg2 at 8.2K max, 6.4K avg, and 1K min
left angle: (CBG) Ricoh R-600 (same spec as Sony CCD-V5) 8mm camcorder (w/ 2X teleconverter lens) master tape; copied using a Digital8 camcorder with Time Base Correction connected to another Digital8 camcamcorder via firewire
right angle: (Grey) unknown model Toshiba 8mm camcorder (w/ 1.5X teleconverter lens) master tape; copied using a Digital8 camcorder with Time Base Correction connected to another Digital8 camcorder via firewire

audio: (1,536 bit LPCM) from right angle camcorder's internal mic

DVD authoring: Silver Stallion DVDs (AKA guitard on Dime)

running time 74 mins (full show)

01. Blackout
02. Big City Nights
03. Every Minute Every Day
04. Rhythm Of Love
05. Bad Boys Running Wild
06. Make It Real
07. Coast To Coast
08. Still Loving You
09. Don't Stop At The Top
10. Can't Live Without You
11. Coming Home
12. The Zoo
13. No One Like You
14. Rock You Like A Hurricane
15. Dynamite

As for the show, this is “CBG Classic Master Video Series Vol.2”. This show stands out for the massive food fight where the people on the 3rd level at Giants Stadium starting throwing all their food and drinks and trash over the wall onto us on the 1st level. The second level mezzenine folks were spared as they were tucked in underneath the 3rd level. Me and the others on the 1st level, well, we were the trash bin. I had soda, ketchup, mustard tossed on me. Even a hotdog in a bun hit me. You can see everyone taking cover under plastic in the show around me. The song was Coast to Coast, an instrumental jam that fit the occasion so aptly. I was just in a zone, taking the the abuse and working hard for the show. If I was further into my filming career, I would have done a better job panning the crowd a little slower to gather it all in. But this was like show number 20 that I had filmed at this point, and I was a baby in this job. I did however get the trash coming down on me and you can see all the paper and wrappers coming down on the other side of the stadium as I panned by. Back then, I really stayed focused on the show and band, so I didn't get as much of the food fight as I should have. I also didn't get the trash tornado as wel as I should have. Part of the issue was having a 2x magnification lens on the camera that had me closer to the other side than the standard 6x zoom on the camera. The trash tornado inside the stadium due to the swirling winds was so cool as all the paper and wrappers were circulating around the stadium in a sort of slow motion that made the scene surreal. The only other experience I had like that was before I filmed at the Defenders of the Faith Judas Priest show at Madison Square Garden where someone got the idea to cut the seat cussion out of a seat and flick it like a frisbee through the air from the 400 level. Next thing you know, for the rest of the show, it was like monkey see monkey do as there were like 100 seat cushions gliding through the air littering the stage and everywhere for the rest of the show, maybe 45 minutes to end the show. Ron Halford didn't miss a note as he was clocked in the head with a cushion and just kept on singing as it glanced off his head...needless to say, Judas Priest was banned from MSG for that show. That was the height of metal in the USA. There was a Joe Jackson show at MSG the next night and supposedly they had to borrow 5000 seats from Byrne Arena for the show. Priest played Byrne Arena twice the next tour in 86 in June and August because they were still banned from MSG. So those were the two shows where something like this trash tornado and the seat cushion fling that I experienced. This Scorpions show is lucky to even exist for me. As I was stupid and didn't cover my camera then, I kept filming the show trying to not let the food hitting me bother me. Next thing I didn't know, the whole section cleared out on the first level 50 yard line where I was and I am filming standing on the chair with that monster camera up to my face with ketchup and mustard on it. Only me standing in daylight still 55 minutes into the show. I had no idea everyone left. I had my eye in the lens doing this by myself. Out of the corner of my eye, I see yellow and look left and it is three Giants Stadium security guards in yellow shirts with headsets on standing in the row behind me with their arms folded just observing me. Oh, I am so busted I thought. So I step down off the chair and the lead guy says 'put it away I don't want to see it again, if I see it again you are out of here'. I say thanks and put the camera in a bag under my seat. The other guy next to him says 'take the tape' and the lead guy (very cool who ever you are) says 'no, just put it away or you will be out of here'. I say thanks alot and just sit. I was wondering what would happen since at a Greatful Dead show at Giants a year earlier someone supposedly was beat to death by the security there and dumped on the side of the road...so I heard,,,so I was somewhat concerned...but that lead security guy was so cool. Thanks for being sane who ever you were. I missed 2 and a half songs at the end due to being caught. But I got 54 minutes of the show. You can read the Van Halen show notes for what happened afterwards. 24 years later the tape from Grey that he shot in the mezzenine level on the opposite side appears on eBAY (appears to be taken from him) and I purchase it for $100, the master tape for sure. With all his handwriting on it describing how he filmed it, and who else filmed it (me included). That was wierd. So now Silver Stallion did the best mix of the two angles he could and it is presented to you now to enjoy 25+ years later. Nothing was ever officially released from this tour, so it is cool to have a 2cam mix show from the only Monsters of Rock tour in the USA. Grey, if you are out there and want your master tapes back, as I said before, I will give them back to you for free even though I bought them for $100 a piece. I would want someone to do that for me if my masters were taken. Posted by CBG5150 2014-03-10





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