Electric Cowboy Festival

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Gettin Old

Cookeville, TN

#1 Mar 9, 2010
Electric Cowboy Festival held in Columbia area in 1981/82. I was there, anyone else even remember it??

Since: Mar 10

United States

#2 Mar 15, 2010
Yeah I was there.A great show but for some reason no one came,maybe 3000 or so?Remember the naked lady walking around?
Gettin Old

Cookeville, TN

#3 Mar 16, 2010
I remember the river back from the stage and everyone swimming/skinny dipping. And one poor bastard fell from a tree and had to be life flighted. Ahh, good times. 3 Days of rock n roll well before Bonaroo.

Since: Mar 10

United States

#4 Mar 16, 2010
Yeah,I didn't see it but across the river is owned by Union Carbide,that's where I work now.The men are still carrying on about them naked hippies in the river!They were all riding back there and watching them.The area where the concert was is now the county landfill.

Since: Mar 10

United States

#5 Mar 16, 2010
Oh yeah,the county jail's there too.For a 30.00 ticket that was a lot of great music.They really lost their shirt financially.
Lissie

Millington, TN

#6 Mar 22, 2010
I remember this concert, I was only 16 and it was our family vacation! What an awesome weekend. It was Labor Day weekend 1983!
hippie

Franklin, TN

#7 Mar 24, 2010
Gettin Old

Cookeville, TN

#8 Mar 24, 2010
Hippie you are THE MAN !!
WOW, great pic, great stories and great memories.

Since: Mar 10

Jackson, MS

#9 Apr 2, 2010
Thanks Hippie,Great contribution!
Tina

Mount Juliet, TN

#11 May 24, 2010
I was there & got in free. Every store that sold Miller Beer was given 2 free tickets. So I went to three of our local friendly neighbor hood store's & they gave me there tickets. I had six tickets total. I found some friends & off we went to the Electric Cowboy Festival in Colombia, TN :) I still have one of the band line up posters.
Gdub45

Bradenton, FL

#12 Jun 14, 2010
It was 1983 and I was one of the production team...cleared the field, designed and constructed the stage put the whole event together.
poopy

Woodridge, IL

#13 Oct 3, 2010
Thanks for posting this. I was there too. Still have my ticket stub. This is the first picture I have ever seen of the concert. Awesome. It was a great time.
Mark Curtis

New Albany, IN

#14 Oct 7, 2010
I was there and I even remember some parts of it! It was one of the best concerts I have ever been to.
cesium54

Ashland City, TN

#15 Oct 11, 2010
I worked the festival, security, fire truck and clean up. We had a camper burn up in the parking lot and a truck driver in a hurry move a car with a forklift and he ended up flipping the car (jumped in his truck and split!).
I was doing Howling Wolfman Jack on my radio and fooling folks constantly!
Ahh, the good ole daze, I still have a few (bootleg) tee shirts and a poster on a ceiling in my house.
Showgoat

Spring Hill, TN

#16 Jan 19, 2011
poopy wrote:
Thanks for posting this. I was there too. Still have my ticket stub. This is the first picture I have ever seen of the concert. Awesome. It was a great time.
Where is the picture?? I'd love to see some shots of this.
Showgoat

Spring Hill, TN

#17 Jan 19, 2011
cesium54 wrote:
I worked the festival, security, fire truck and clean up. We had a camper burn up in the parking lot and a truck driver in a hurry move a car with a forklift and he ended up flipping the car (jumped in his truck and split!).
I was doing Howling Wolfman Jack on my radio and fooling folks constantly!
Ahh, the good ole daze, I still have a few (bootleg) tee shirts and a poster on a ceiling in my house.
I love to buy a shirt from you. I live in Mt. Pleasant.

Email me: lt7984@yahoo.com

Since: Oct 10

Ashland City, TN

#18 Jan 20, 2011
Showgoat wrote:
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I love to buy a shirt from you. I live in Mt. Pleasant.
Email me: lt7984@yahoo.com
Sorry, Showgoat, but they are in no condition to sell, besides, the sentimental value is priceless.
ronash

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Jan 22, 2011
Worked Security, Still have the Staff Tshirt. Great time.
confiscated a few of those bootleg tshirts.
Showboat, can you scan yours. I will send you my scan.

ronash@att.net
Mechman

Galax, VA

#20 Jan 22, 2011
Oh man, I was there with about 5 or 6 friends in a van and car also. Brought a keg, cases, and lots of herbal essence. Came down from KY for it. The naked woman other posts are referencing was probably my wife, very well endowed and quite the exhibitionist.It was all good. Damn, it was fun. I was 23 then, do the math, lol.
just as old

Newport, RI

#21 Feb 12, 2011
Gettin Old wrote:
Electric Cowboy Festival held in Columbia area in 1981/82. I was there, anyone else even remember it??
Yeah I was there slept in a sleeping bag in font of the stage all three nights, got lucky enough to get back stage with some of the band guys cause I had some good reefer back then. I remember swimming in the river cause it was so hot and all the naked people. I never understood why it didn't get recognition the line up was fantastic you couldn't get bands like that together today. Bands like Molley Hatchet Joan jett Kansas Alman Bros. It was good times.

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