Venue Details

260 Star Starred
Pacific Amphitheatre
Located inside the Orange County Fairgrounds 100 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-708-1500
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If you can, buy the VIP parking (it's $30). Otherwise arrive early and plan to walk.
Jeff Foxworthy info Aug 07 2014 star this tip starred
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The weather was cool and windy. I wore a flannel, a jacket, leggings, and sandals. I need to remember to bring a blanket next time..
John Kay & Steppenwolf With The Grass Roots dress Jul 28 2014 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.2 average rating
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29 events
17 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 11 2011

Such a deal - two great concerts and fair admission for so little money. I almost felt guilty for not paying more. The two shows were great - the outdoor venue was a perfect place with a fun (older) crowd all around. It was a rockin night at a...continued

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28 events
12 reviews
9 stars
attended Aug 11 2011

Blue Oyster Cult -- so-so show.
Kansas was much better. Venue is always a good one!

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4 stars
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Quotes & Highlights

Check out the website for more information about the 2011 OC Fair.
More information about the bands is available at the websites for Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult .

Description

About Blue Oyster Cult:

Eric Bloom: lead vocal, Buck Dharma: guitar, Richie Costellano: Bass, Jules Radino: Drums Rudy Sarzo-Bass The missing link between the Velvet Underground, KISS and the nascent punk-rock movement of the late ’70’s, Blue Oyster Cult evolved out of the Stalk-Forrest Group which first came together as the psychedelic Soft White Underbelly on the campus of Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY. Supposedly, the band’s producer Sandy Pearlman got the idea for the name while reading a recipe for Blue Point oysters. The band’s noirish imagery was symbolized by their logo, the ancient symbol of Cronos, the Titan god who swallowed his son, the Grim Reaper. This ain’t the summer of love," snarled Blue Oyster Cult singer Eric Bloom, resplendent in studs and black leather, back in 1976 on the band’s platinum-plus best seller, Agents of Fortune, and the sentiment is perhaps even more revealing today.

About Kansas:

From the beginning, Kansas achieved success by playing only their original music. This “garage band” from Topeka released their first album in 1974.

The band has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of_), one platinum live album (_Two for the Show) and a million-selling gold single, “Dust in the Wind.” Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ’70s and ’80s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. In fact, “Carry On Wayward Son” was the #2 most played track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997. In 1998, Kansas released an orchestral CD, Always Never the Same, recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London. They followed with an orchestral tour accompanied by top-caliber symphony orchestras.