I skipped school the day of this show intent on meeting Journey. I went to the back stage area of the Coliseum and knocked on the door. To my surprise the bands manager opened the door. I gave him some story about working on a project for my high school newspaper and amazingly he gave me a backstage pass and invited me in. Journey was doing sound check and Steve Perry was sitting in front of the stage listening. I went up to him and said hello then asked for an autograph and he obliged. He seemed annoyed with me and I realize now that having a knuckle headed teenager interrupt you during sound check is annoying.
The show itself was great. Believe it or not, AC/DC opened for them and I photographed that set as well. When Journey hit the stage, Steve Perry's voice was impeccable and Neal Schon ripped on guitar. After the concert I went backstage and hung with the band. All of them were really cool. Especially Neal Schon. Steve Perry was friendly even though he had a girlfriend that was not happy with him for some reason. The band allowed me to take photos backstage and I may add some of them to our web site at some point.
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