— Days Without Shea —

A few days ago, we commemorated The Beatles' second stint at Shea Stadium.

But August was a great month in general for Shea's rock & roll history. Simon & Garfunkel, The Concert for Peace are just a few of the momentous gigs hosted at Loge13's former home.

Another legendary August gig is worth mentioning - The Police rocked Shea in August, 1983. As we previously wrote, Joan Jett and REM opened for Sting and co that day. Besides playing the big blue and orange stage, The Police shared a similarity with other Shea bands.Simon disdained his Garfunkel. John argued with his Paul. The Clashed clashed and The Who barely got along. But The Police seemed to really hate each other at times.

And here's some proof. In this British news clip, The Police are being interviewed backstage at Shea when Sting and drummer Stewart Copeland begin to wrestle. Turns out, Sting broke his rib on camera and would play hurt at Shea, making him an honorary Met. If you don't have the patience for the whole clip, jump to 3:33 for the carnage:




[September 13, 2012 10:35 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Rustyslob said

"Turns out, Sting broke his rib on camera and would play hurt at Shea, making him an honorary Met." Thatsafunny!


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