Some exterior shots of what is now Bojangles Arena on Independence Boulevard. Also people lining up for tickets. Remember walking up to the box office and buying concert tickets? No service fees. We didn't know how good we had it!
'Ovens Auditorium (left) and the Charlotte Coliseum had their biggest year last year attracting almost a million people to a variety of events ranging from the circus (in the coliseum) to the Metropolitan Opera (in the auditorium). Record crowds for 'Hello Dolly' and Ice Capades already this year make 1967 look just as bright.' 1967. -Don Hunter/Staff
'Barbara Fender, 21, pours some coffee to warm up while she waits in line at the Charlotte Coliseum for tickets to go on sale for the Kenny Rogers concert. Tickets for the March 26 concert will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, but several people began waiting in line Thursday night, hoping to get the best tickets.' 1982
'This vast expanse belongs to the dome of the Charlotte Coliseum. Observer photographer Hank Daniel spotted the unusual lighting as a dark cloud was moving by in the background.'
1969. -Hank Daniel/Staff
'Dead Heads, fans of the rock group, the Grateful Dead, wait outside the Charlotte Coliseum today, hoping for an autograph from the group's leader, Jerry Garcia. The Dead Heads are, from left: Saul Sadinsky, Bob Kennet, Mark Seamon (lying down), David Greenwald, Sharon Gallagher and Patty Spadamuda, who came for tonight's concert from as far away as Connecticut.' 1979.
'UNC fan Don Hines, 28, of Kannapolis thinks Phil Ford is number one, but this morning Hines was number one himself ... he put on five shirts, two pair of pants and three pair of socks and was first in line here at 6:30 a.m. to get tickets for the NCAA Eastern Regional Playoffs here March 12. UNC will be in the playoffs if it wins the Atlantic Coast Conference title.' Feb, 1978.
1967. -Joe Tyner/Staff
'Springsteen fans settle in for an all night vigil as they wait for tickets to the concert at the Coliseum.'
1984. Candace Freeland/Staff