Action – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – tion

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Action – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – tion 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 19/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “-tion.” Find a word that ends with “tion.” Bonus points if you start your post with it. Have fun!

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Action – Where It Is!

Paul Revere and the Raiders. This band was my favorite back in the 60s, and I liked all their songs. They were featured on Dick Clark’s television show, “Where the Action Is”, which came on every afternoon. Then, when they took the show on tour, they came to our town. My best friend and I got tickets to go see them, and all the other bands that were traveling along. That might have been the first concert I ever went to, and it was a dream come true for me and my friend.

It was the early spring of 1966, a beautiful sunny day, and we were both 15 years old. The concert was amazing. Afterwards, we made our way out to the back of the venue to see the band as they got on their tour bus to leave. I was waving and hollering, and I know for a fact that one of the guys saw me, smiled, and waved back to me.

Such good memories of that day, and hearing this song and all their other ones bring me right back to that day.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

8 responses »

  1. The big battle after school was whether to watch “Where the Action Is!”, Lloyd Thaxton’s show, or The Three Stooges. Moe, Larry, and Curly/Shemp/Joe/Curly Joe usually won. I wish we had VCR’s back then…

      • I don’t think we missed much watching shows on black-and-white TV’s, because up until 1966 a lot of programs were still in B&W. For music shows it never bothered me, because the music was the thing. Better speakers would have been good to have there…

      • Yes, I think this show was only in b & w anyway. I liked this one and also the show called ‘Hullabaloo’. Well, any kind of music show I liked a lot. haha Even Mitch Miller. 🙂

    • Thanks, JoAnna! Same here, and I still have some of the vinyl records of theirs that I’d bought years ago. I’d never been to a concert like that before, so it was really exciting. 🙂

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