For me the Ice Rink in Central Park was a great place to see concerts. In 1978 I broke through a chain link fence to see The Cars. In 1979 I actually bought some tickets and had a seat to see Todd Rundgren and Utopia, The Pretenders, The Specials, and The B52s.
DEVO came in robot suits and then de-evolved during the show. For the last song they had monkeys on the stage.
Joe Jackson was touring on Look Sharp and was pissed that people came to the show in shorts. It was 102 degrees and I hit him with a roll of T.P when he played Sunday Papers.
I remember almost quiting a (sub-minimum wage) job to see the Ramones. For each of these shows I just need to leave work an hour early. The Ramones required a day off. I had to spend some time in Central Park "getting ready". I told my boss in June I needed one day off in August. The day before the show I reminded him that I would not be in the next day. He told me he changed his mind and that I had to come to work the next day. I remember the 16 year old me looked him right in the eye and said "Do you still want me to come in the day after tomorrow, because I ain't gonna be here tomorrow" He knew I wasn't bluffing and I kept my job.
Donald Trump took over the ice rink, but he said no more concerts. Fuck him.
Anyway, look what my daughter made; I played with the Picasa buttons to make snow look better against snow.