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Corky Siegel

Date

December 7, 1978
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Venue

The Vogue

Location

Indianapolis, United States

Promoter: Chris Hilt


Ticket courtesy of Chris Hilt

On this last day of 2020 I wanted to post something from the last concert I promoted. Since we had already put on concerts at The Ritz Theater, Murat Theater, Circle Theater and the Rivoli Theater it was only fitting to do the last show at the Vogue Theater. I couldn’t think of a better way to end a career than to do a concert with Corky Siegel. After all we were the first ones to bring the Siegel Schwall Band to Indy in May of 1972 at the Ritz Theater. Ticket sales had been slow and Corky called me on the morning of December 7th to check-in. It was a cold and cloudy morning but we decided to go ahead with the show no matter what. We had a leisurely dinner together and headed to the Vogue. The doors opened at 8:00 and sales were brisk as the theater filled. It was a bittersweet feeling as Corky hit the stage. If you have ever seen him or Siegel Schwall in concert then you know what his presence brings.

Dan Kasting was kind enough to do the sound. My ex-wife and a couple of ex-girlfriends were there along with some longtime friends. The show was great and Corky played way past his usual time. As we said goodbye that night and headed out of the Vogue the North Star was shining brightly in the sky over Broad Ripple Village. The memories from that first show at Wabash College in May of 1971 through that night flooded my dreams as I slept soundly at a friend’s house. My briefcase with ticket sales $$$ was tucked under the bed. The briefcase, minus the $$$, is in storage in my hometown of Shelbyville. I got on a TWA flight in early March with a one way ticket to Phoenix, Arizona and then on to the Grand Canyon to begin a new career. I have not looked back and wished I had done more concerts. It was enough! This has certainly been a year filled with challenges and opportunities for all of humanity. As we look to 2021 I know that we will not be returning to “normal.” And, was that “normal” so great. I think not.
Thanks to all of you who supported us by buying tickets and coming to our concerts. I hope we brought some joy to your lives and perhaps helped change the world just a small bit through the power of music. As a young Capitalist we did want to make some profits along the way but the music was most important. I wish you all the best that life has to offer for the New Year! Cheers, Chris

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