Did anyone happen to catch #TheRollingStones at Gillette Stadium this past weekend?? Here's some #ThrowbackThursday trivia for you... did you know that the Stones were literally hours away from playing a set at the Auditorium here way back in 1981?? The band was holding secret rehearsals for their Tattoo You Tour at a farm in North Brookfield, down Rt. 9, and decided to look for a local medium-sized venue to kick things off with a bang (as well as to thank their MA hosts). The Lowell Memorial Auditorium was decided upon, and things were all set to go, with one caveat - there was to be *NO* advance notice in the press whatsoever that the show would be happening, as the Stones were still plagued by a nefarious reputation for live shows and wanted to avoid a mob scene if at all possible.
As city officials got word of this, and became alarmed at the prospect of what kind of audience the legendary Brits would bring to the downtown area - those unsavory, long-haired rocker types - the news got leaked to the press, and the story was out. The Stones unfortunately pulled their gig from #Lowell as a result of this, and played about 40 miles away instead, at the Sir Morgan's Cove club in Worcester. It was a near miss - but to Mick, Keith, Ronnie, Charlie, et al., we just want you to know that the offer to play on our amazing stage still stands!! What about you? What are some of YOUR favorite Rolling Stones songs and/or memories?? #tbt #rockhistory
🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 #4thofJuly #IndependenceDay #Lowell
Wishing a speedy recovery to #DavidOrtiz today. David’s iconic presence filled up our entire stage as the featured guest during @middlesex_cc’s 2017 Celebrity Forum, and we were fortunate enough to learn that #34 had as much heart off field as he did on it.
Te amamos, #BigPapi.
The abundance of stories from the Greatest Generation - both tragedies and triumphs - on this 75th anniversary of the D Day Invasion of Normandy should remind us all that freedom is most definitely not free.
The Lowell Memorial Auditorium is proud to stand as a daily stone-and-mortar tribute to all those who served and sacrificed in our nation’s fight for liberty.
#Lowell #veterans #WWII #DDay #Normandy #America
Congrats to the @middlesex_cc #ClassOf2019 graduates walking across the Auditorium stage today - you are all the future of this amazing area we call home!! #MCCGrad #Lowell #graduation
Join actress @kathynajimy for a live discussion and Q&A before a screening of the classic Halloween movie HOCUS POCUS!!
She’ll be telling behind the scenes stories and answering your questions in-person before a screening of the must-see movie of the season.
According to Winifred (Bette Midler), All Hallows’ Eve has become a night of frolic, where children wear costumes and run amok! So grab your broom... or vacuum... and fly on over in your best witchy wear to take part in our costume contest, judged by Mary Sanderson herself!
#HocusPocus #Halloween #witches #Lowell #costumes
They sang us a song, they’re the Piano Men!!
Who else went home singing after @middlesex_cc’s Spring Fundraiser last night?
And how about the level of great musicianship onstage from #MCC students??
#EltonJohn #BillyJoel #piano #Lowell
Half our staff doesn’t feel so good all of a sudden...
Is there anyone out there who’ll Avenge us?
Take care this weekend, audiences of House Lowell... Winter is Here.
1969 or 2019?
With Experience Hendrix on stage tonight to melt some faces, it doesn’t make a difference.
#Hendrix #guitars #Lowell @jimihendrix