Cheap Trick celebrated the 35-year anniversary of At Budokan with two concerts. The original shows took place in Tokyo, Japan on April 28 at 30 in 1978, while the memorial concerts went down on the same dates this year in New York City and Los Angeles.
The April 28 gig took place at a John Varvatos boutique in NYC, where the famed CBGB's once stood. The April 30 gig took place at El Rey Theatre in L.A.
Rolling Stone mag reports that the NYC gig was "packed so tightly in the shop that many spilled out onto the sidewalk":
"The buzzing din of 12,000 screaming Japanese girls, hardly background noise on At Budokan, was replaced by the drunken small-talk of a few hundred fortysomethings," reported the mag.
Cheap Trick live streamed both gigs at their website, and the video is currently available still.
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