FUN Tour

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This tour began on November 22, 1983 and finished on December 9, 1984 (384 days). It included 111 concerts.

The Band

Cyndi Lauper - Singer

Sandy Gennaro - Drummer

Kenni Hairston - Keyboards And Vocals

John K - Bass

John McCurry - Guitar, Vocals

The crew

David Wolff - Manager

Patrick Lucas - Hair & Make-Up

Marlene Pierce - Cyndi Assistant

Cathy Marrero - Cyndi's wardrobe mistress/assistant (USA and Canada)

Robin Irvine - Tour Manager

David Lang - Production Manager

Robert 'Cubby' Colby - Sound Engineer before Allan Kaufman

Allan Kaufman - Sound Mixer after Robert 'Cubby' Colby

Gordon Meltzer - Tour Manager Assistant

Clive Brinkworth - Keyboard Technician

Bob Oyler - Drum Technician

Mike Marozas - Guitar Technician

Kevin Trock - Sound Engineer

Harald M Danker - Monitor Engineer

Jim Homan - Sound

Rich McDonald - Lighting Director

Jim Sabatino - Lighting

Paul Gattoni - Lighting

Steve Stang - Truck Driver

Jim Means - Truck Driver

Bill Mann - Band Bus Driver

Bill Nemec - Crew Brus Driver

 

Notes

The Bangles opened for Cyndi from October through December 1984.

Tour info

Set list

  1. "When You Were Mine"

  2. "I'll Kiss You"

  3. "I Had a Love"

  4. "Goonies 'R' Good Enough"

  5. "All Through the Night"

  6. "Time After Time"

  7. "Right Track Wrong Train"

  8. "He's So Unusual"

  9. "Yeah Yeah"

  10. "Witness"

  11. "I’m Gonna Be Strong"

  12. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"

  13. "What A Thrill"

  14. "She Bop"

  15. "Money Changes Everything"

  16. "Maybe He’ll Know"

Tour dates

November

22, 1983 Poughkeepsie U.S. Chance Theater

23, 1983 Sea Bright U.S. Tradewinds Beach Club

26, 1983 Paterson U.S. Hurrahs

29, 1983 Philadelphia U.S. Ripley's Music Hall

December

1, 1983 Boston U.S. The Metro

2, 1983 New Haven U.S. Toad's Place

3, 1983 Providence U.S. The Living Room

7, 1983 Washington, D.C. U.S. 9:30 Club

9, 1983 Pompton Lakes U.S. The Meadowbrook

10, 1983 Syracuse U.S. Jabberwocky Nightclub

11, 1983 Buffalo U.S. The Continental

12, 1983 Rochester U.S. Club Casablanca

14, 1983 Cleveland Agora Ballroom

15, 1983 Pittsburgh U.S. The Decade

17, 1983 New York City U.S. The Ritz

31, 1983 New York City U.S. The Ritz

 

February

24, 1984 Union Township U.S. Wilkins Theatre

25, 1984 Stony Brook U.S. Stony Brook Recital Hall

27, 1984 Los Angeles U.S. Beverly Theater

29, 1984 Los Angeles U.S. Palace Theater

 

March

5, 1984 Honolulu U.S. CBS Convention Center

 

April

7, 1984 Framingham U.S. Performing Arts Center

8, 1984 New Haven U.S. Toad's Place

11, 1984 Philadelphia U.S. Temple University Campus Grounds

12, 1984 Boston U.S. The Metro

13, 1984 Hartford U.S. Agora Ballroom West

14, 1984 New York City U.S. Hilton Grand Ballroom

15, 1984 Bridgeport U.S. UB Student Center

18, 1984 Birmingham Township U.S. Brandywine Club

19, 1984 New York City U.S. The Ritz

20, 1984 New York City U.S. The Ritz

21, 1984 New York City U.S. The Ritz

24, 1984 Chicago U.S. Park West

25, 1984 Cleveland U.S. Agora Ballroom

26, 1984 Detroit U.S. Detroit Opera House

27, 1984 Toronto Canada The Concert Hall

29, 1984 Amherst U.S. Cornell Theatre

 

May

2, 1984 Boston U.S. The Metro

3, 1984 College Park U.S. Ritchie Coliseum

4, 1984 Atlanta U.S. Six Flags over Georgia Theatre

5, 1984 Atlanta U.S. Club Rumors

6, 1984 Tampa U.S. London Victory Club

7, 1984 Hallandale Beach U.S. Buttons South

9, 1984 New Orleans U.S. President

12, 1984 Montreux Switzerland Montreux Casino

14, 1984 Paris France Eldorado Club

24, 1984 London England Lyceum Theatre

 

August

29, 1984 Hartford U.S. Agora Ballroom West

30, 1984 Middletown U.S. OCCC Student Center

 

1, 1984 Wantagh U.S. Jones Beach Marine Theater

2, 1984 Boston U.S. Boston Commons

5, 1984 New York City U.S. Chelsea Piers

6, 1984 Philadelphia U.S. Mann Center for the Performing Arts

7, 1984 Columbia U.S. Merriweather Post Pavilion

9, 1984 Holmdel Township U.S. Garden State Arts Center

13, 1984 Cuyahoga Falls U.S. Blossom Music Center

15, 1984 Mason U.S. Timberwolf Amphitheatre

16, 1984 Hoffman Estates U.S. Poplar Creek Music Theater

22, 1984 Irvine U.S. Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

23, 1984 Santa Barbara U.S. Campus Events Center

24, 1984 San Francisco U.S. Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

26, 1984 Berkeley U.S. Berkeley Community Theatre

7, 1984 Bakersfield U.S. Kern County Fair Grandstand

28, 1984 Los Angeles U.S. Bovard Auditorium

30, 1984 Tempe U.S. Gammage Memorial Auditorium

 

October

2, 1984 Las Cruces U.S. Pan American Center

3, 1984 Albuquerque U.S. Albuquerque Civic Auditorium

5, 1984 Boulder U.S. CU Events Center

7, 1984 Tulsa U.S. Mohawk Park

10, 1984 Houston U.S. The Summit

12, 1984 Dallas U.S. Reunion Arena

13, 1984 Austin U.S. Frank Erwin Center

20, 1984 Gainesville U.S. O'Connell Center

21, 1984 Tallahassee U.S. TLCCC Theater

23, 1984 Fort Pierce U.S. Sunrise Theater

26, 1984 St. Petersburg U.S. Bayfront Center

27, 1984 Melbourne U.S. Florida Institute of Technology

30, 1984 New Orleans U.S. UNO Lakefront Arena

31, 1984 Birmingham U.S. Alabama Theatre

 

November

2, 1984 Durham U.S. Cameron Indoor Stadium

4, 1984 University Park U.S. Rec Hall

5, 1984 Fairmont U.S. Feaster Center

8, 1984 Millersville U.S. Pucillo Gymnasium

9, 1984 Troy U.S. Houston Field House

10, 1984 Binghamton U.S. SUNY-Binghamton West Gym

12, 1984 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens

14, 1984 Quebec City Canada Colisée de Québec

16, 1984 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum

17, 1984 Ottawa Canada Ottawa Civic Centre

21, 1984 Bethlehem U.S. Stabler Arena

23, 1984 Charlotte U.S. Charlotte Coliseum

24, 1984 Atlanta U.S. Fox Theater

25, 1984 Chattanooga U.S. UTC Arena

27, 1984 Nashville U.S. Memorial Gymnasium

28, 1984 Memphis U.S. Ellis Auditorium

 

December

1, 1984 Hampton U.S. Hampton Coliseum

2, 1984 Roanoke U.S. Roanoke Civic Center

4, 1984 Pittsburgh U.S. Civic Arena

5, 1984 Louisville U.S. Louisville Gardens

7, 1984 Kansas City U.S. Kemper Arena

9, 1984 Saint Paul U.S. Roy Wilkins Auditorium

Reviews

By January Ellen

I was a mere eleven years young and had won a radio contest to attend Cyndi's show in Toronto. Needless to say, it was like winning the lottery because Cyndi was then, and still is today, my idol. It was the very first concert I ever attended, and part of the prize was transportation by limo to and from the show (my first limo ride too!). I sat in row 29, and being just a kid, this was a disadvantage because everyone stood up when Cyndi took the stage, and even on my tip-toes I still wasn't tall enough. Luckily the person beside me didn't mind my use of their shoulder to lean on! I don't remember much about the actual show, except these few points: 

1. People rushed the aisle when Cyndi came on, and I felt stupid for not thinking of that tactic myself. (This learned behaviour came in handy at the Dixie Chicks show in 2001, when I snuck up the aisle from the ninth row to claim front row centre!)

 

2. Cyndi's hair was really, really red.

 

3. Part-way thru the show she changed into a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey.

 

4. She got big cheers out of the audience in the stands when she would go from one side of the stage to the other, and shout up to the "people in the hills". If you are lucky enough to come across an old magazine called "Graffiti", you will find photos from this show in it. I used to have that issue but lost it along my travels. I couldn't tell you which issue has it, but it's out there somewhere I'm sure. The Bangles opened the show, and all I recall from that was Suzanna Hoff's bob hair bouncing around during "Going Down to Liverpool". I purchased a poster, which I have seen on Ebay many times, but it got so battered I had to retire it from the wall. I also purchased a square pin that said "She Bop" and featured a picture of Cyndi in sunglasses.

I also still have my original ticket stub from that show, but I don't have a scanner so I can't show it to you. It was yellow. Overall, a great show, and I'll always remember the excitement of seeing Cyndi live for the very first time.

More reviews coming soon!

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