Santelli, The Aquarian
Rutherford, N.J. - The concert began promptly at noon
with Poco. Displaying a new brand of commercialized
country-rock, the kind that makes their latest lp,
Legends, such a smash, Poco indeed showed signs of a
renaissance. As expected, "Crazy Love," their
hit single, was the song that received the most feedback
from the crowd.
55,000 at Stadium in Jersey Hear 4 Acts
Emerson, New York Times
- On Sunday, 55,000
people thronged Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
for an afternoon of rock-and-roll that may prove to be
the summer's biggest rock event in terms of sheer numbers
in the New York area. "The kids are fantastic,"
John Scher, the New Jersey promoter said, "They make
the event bigger and bigger until it transcends the
individual acts that are playing." In this instance,
that wasn't terribly hard to do: Poco, Todd Rundgren and
Utopia, and the Outlaws are not superlative bands, and
even Boston, the headliner, is uneven.
- While Poco performed
kick-up-your-heels country-rock, the crowd drank in the
sun as well as a good deal of beer. Soon the cots in the
emergency medical center were littered with bodies that
were quite unconscious and quite pink.
NJ Courier-News 6-18-79