Steppenwolf, Foghat, and The Outlaws: 10/18/1987

The Miami Marine Stadium was located on Key Biscayne. It was a floating stage where people could pull up in a boat, sit in crappy bleachers, or tread water to watch a show. But it was a fun place to catch a concert and usually they would have a few decent bands performing together for a cheap price, like this one: John Kay & Steppenwolf, Foghat, and The Outlaws, all for a whopping $15.

I went with a group of friends and we hung out in the stands. The details of the show are kind of fuzzy at best (I’m sure it was the Miami heat). I vaguely remember the Outlaws jammin’ on “Green Grass and High Tides.” I also have some dim images of Foghat playing their usual hits. But the one thing that really stands out for me about this show was Steppenwolf playing “Monster.” Hands down, this is my favorite Steppenwolf tune.  They also played all the hits you’d expect: “Magic Carpet Ride,” “Born to be Wild,” “The Pusher,” and so on. Fun times!

“Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound
Take you away”

(from Magic Carpet Ride)

2 thoughts on “Steppenwolf, Foghat, and The Outlaws: 10/18/1987

  1. As a kid, I played basketball in the driveway with Steppenwolf emanating from our open kitchen window. I don’t think my intelligent, studious neighbor liked it much! Later in life some kids beside us played basketball all the time. Drove me nuts. The wheel turns… 🙂

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