- Pasadena Civic Auditorium Plaza
- 300 E. Green St.
- Pasadena, CA 91101
- United States
- Friday, August 05, 2016
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Party on the Plaza
The Spazmatics return once again for the annual summer concert series on the plaza of Pasadena’s Civic Auditorium. Flashback to all the awesome sounds, styles, and way cool dance steps from the 1980′s decade we’d love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. We’re gonna party like it’s 1999; only it’s not!
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Pasadena Civic Auditorium
The Pasadena Civic Auditorium is located at 300 E Green Street, Pasadena, California 91101. The concert will take place on the plaza in front of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
Metro Gold Line
The Metro Gold Line is a light rail train system that runs from Downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena. There are two train station within walking distance, (1) Del Mar Station is three blocks away, it is about ten minutes to walk to to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and there is a small hill. Memorial Park Station is four blocks away, it takes about eight minutes to walk to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and there are no hills on this route. Cost is $1.75 per person each way, students k-12 pay $1 each way
Parking for the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and Pasadena Convention Center is $12 per day for up to 16 hours or $18 per day for in and out privileges. The subterranean parking structure is shared with the Sheraton Pasadena. The entrance is located on Euclid Avenue between Green Street and Cordova Street. Additionally, parking is available in several private structures around the convention center, these are operated by Paseo Colorado. More info…
There are several hotels near the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and the Pasadena Convention Center. Sheraton Pasadena is adjacent to the convention center and civic auditorium which is where the concert takes place. Hilton Pasadena is a block away; Westin Pasadena and Courtyard Marriott Old Pasadena are both within walking distance at half a mile away. DustiD2 Hotel Constance, a historic hotel that has been repurposed as a modern boutique hotel is 1 mile away and they offer complimentary rides in a tuk tuk. And the ultra luxurious, Langham Huntington Pasadena is 2 miles away. For a full list of hotels near the concert, view our directory.
As the story goes, born in the spring of 1983, physics professor Kevin Stigwood of Alta Dena High in Thousand Oaks California lost a debate over String Theory in front of the whole school. Both parties agreed that the loser would do anything the winner ordered. The winner demanded Mr. Stigwood to perform “She Blinded Me With Science” by Thomas Dolby during the State basketball championship that was coming up.
Desperate to not go down in total humiliation, Professor Stigwood assembled The Spazmatics. He called on the genius of electronics teacher Sydney Balderman (AKA “Syd Sonic”). Balderman achieved international fame in 1981 for his invention of “robot drums” not to mention he was also the girls water polo coach at Alta Dena Middle School. He related that most to the music could also be generated by computers, and all he needed was a couple of decent musicians. To complete the Spazmatics, Stigwood introduced his special needs brother Curtis on bass. He also brought in teacher’s assistant Rusty A. Woosmeir (AKA “The Raw”) on guitar.
When the Spazmatics took center court at the game, the hip crowd began heckling them by saying “geek” and “nerd,” and everyone else followed with laughter. The Spazmatics broke out with the song “Science.” The authenticity of production, world class musicianship, and tight choreography, brought belief to the nonbelievers. Then Stigwood grabbed one of the cheerleaders and began doing the “Belinda” up and down the court. The crowd rose in standing ovation, and the rest is history.
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