Venue Details

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City National Grove of Anaheim
West of the Orange Fwy 2200 E. Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92806
714-712-2700
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The weather was warm. I wore jeans.
Ted Nugent dress Jul 15 2014 star this tip starred
Suzanne Lee
The Grove is a challenging space to play in, and seating is uncomfortable since dinner tables are set up so that you end up sitting perpendicular to the stage. Certainly you can move your chair, but if it's a full house, it is hard to maneuver so that you are not blocking people.
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attended Sep 17 2011

We had a GREAT time! Danced all night to the biggest hits of the 80's! The singer does all the songs justice and you're gonna laugh your butt off at their costumes and on-stage antics! So much fun!

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attended Sep 17 2011

We loved the Spazmatics - we had such a great time! What a talented, energized ,fun and fantastic band!! Their performance and sense of humor both made it really fun. We danced almost the whole time. We will follow these guys - they are great!! ...continued

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attended Sep 17 2011

The Spazmatics put on a fun high-energy show. The stage was large, well lit and sounded great.

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Description

The Spazmatics will bring “all the best of the worst of the 1980’s, to the present” at City National Grove of Anaheim on Saturday, September 17! The Spazmatics are the ultimate ’80s experience that performs some of the most popular hits of the decade, complete with geeky charm, “nerdography,” and “spaztic” movements.

The Spazmatics started back in spring of 1983 when physics professor Kevin Stigwood of Thousand Oaks, California, lost a debate to a pupil in front of the entire student body and faculty. The loser would have to do anything that the winner demanded, and the victorious prodigy demanded that Mr. Stigwood perform “She Blinded Me With Science” by Thomas Dolby during half-time at an upcoming state basketball championship game.

Having no musical background and desperate to not go down in total humiliation, Professor Stigwood formed The Spazmatics by tapping the genius of electronics teacher, Sidney Baderman (AKA “Sid Sonic”). When Baderman explained that most of the music could be generated by computers, and all he needed was a couple of decent musicians to complete The Spazmatics, Stigwood was ecstatic. To finish out the band, Stigwood brought in his brother Curtis on bass, and teacher’s assistant Rusty A. Woosmeir (AKA “The Raw”) on guitar.

When The Spazmatics took center court, heckling and jibes of “geek” and “nerd” ensued, while others howled with laughter. Once they broke into the opening salvo of “Science,” the nonbelievers were stunned by the group’s authenticity of production, world class musicianship, and tight choreography. When it was all over, the crowd rose in a standing ovation and The Spazmatics were born.

In addition to a commercial for Comcast, The Spazmatics have also been featured at top nightclubs, and have performed at many high level private events in the United States, including performances for former President George W. Bush, and celebrities like Jessica Simpson.