July 19, 1983 - USA / Ohio
Cecilia; Mrs. Robinson; America; My Little Town; Me And Julio; Scarborough Fair; Song About The Moon; Allergies; I Only Have Eyes For You; Homeward Bound; 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover; Late In The Evening; The Late Great Johnny Ace; El Condor Pasa; Think Too Much; Still Crazy After All These Years; Kodachrome/Mabellene; Bridge Over Troubled Water; // The Boxer; American Tune; 59th Street Bridge Song; Old Friends/Bookends; Wake Up Little Susie; One Summer Night; Late In The Evening; Sounds of Silence
The band (not all members are present at all shows)
Fans who attended this show
Dante A. Bacani
It was a beautiful summer evening. Weather was fantastic. The Rubber Bowl was transformed into a drive-in theater. This was early in the day of live video display of concerts. it was amazing to see the Drive -in movie themed video screen display the show live. The band was an all-star lineup. The sound and lighting was impeccable. It was too long ago to remember the song set-list, but it covered all the bases. they played almost everything you would want to hear. Paul and Art seemed happy and glad to be there. It was almost surreal to see them together back then. this of was also before the day of every broken up band getting back together to make some quick cash. This was special. I worked the show for Belkin as the stage crew. We assembled the staging in 4 days before the show, watched the show, and then took in down in 2 days. Wonderful memories of the summer week!
Incredible night listening to an incredible group. We stood on the field on the turf of the Akron Rubberbowl 20 feet from the stage. AWESOME!!!! We had tickets for up in the cheap seats of the bowl, but decided we wanted to be right in the middle of the mass of Simon and Garfunkle fans down on the field, so we made our way down and found a spot not more than 20 feet from Paul and Art. We had fantastic time!
My wife and I drove to opening night of the 1983 tour at the Rubber Bowl in Akron. I remember a few things from that night: forgetting the time zone change and realizing we were going to be a half hour late, then the sense of relief when the show was an hour late starting. I thought the musicians were outstanding and I remember thinking that Sid McGinnis (who was looking very punk) didn´t seem like he belonged at a Simon & Garfunkel show. I loved the new songs, particularly ´Song About The Moon.´ ´Bridge´ and ´American Tune´ were also standouts and I really liked the counter-melody Paul sang with ´dreams are on their way, on their way.´ ´American Tune´ was dropped in favor of ´Slip Sliding Away´ after the first week of the tour. The other thing I really remember is that after the show while people were filing out of the stadium, they had a fireworks show and I figured it was the fireworks they couldn´t have at the Concert In The Park. Here´s the Akron setlist (I think):