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Lansing State Journal from Lansing, Michigan • Page 23

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Rock t. i. J. U2 fires good times at Dooley's STARVING ARTISTS ART GALLERY WIDE SELECTION OF ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS AND FRAMES 1615 East Kalamazoo CO pm Sat. 484-3200 lower level of the East Lansing bar had about -as much elbow room as a bread box filled with aroused buffalo.

See U2 DRAWS, Page 1 5S jmjmmxjJiiKm an egg carton stuffed with a dozen watermelons? This was a time when you expect the kind of crowds you would see at a snowy Siberian swimsuit shop. INSTEAD, DOOLEY'S was sold out. The line to get in nearly circled the building. By the time the band started, the By DAVID W1NKELSTERN Staff Writer Everyone knows that you can't book a rock show in the middle of finals week. Dooley's was taking a chance when it booked U2 Monday.

So how come the place was cozier than ftoinUsfor the FUN! 5 i inn a li URBAN muMm ROCK SCENE: David Winkelstern CM cc ZD LU in CO Stones were colossal, COWBOY DANCING! DANCE TO YOUR COUNTRY MUSIC -FAVORITES LEARN COUNTRY BLUES TEXAS TWO-STEP "THE SAN DIEGO" "TUCSON" COUNTRY SWING AND ROCK Polka Waltz, Too FUN FOR BEGINNERS. COUPLES AND SINGLES 8 CLASS HOURS $36 ENROLL NOW NEW CLASS STARTS JAN. 3rd. Private Lessons Classes In Ballroom Arranged, too and Disco Too! Call 482-2259 ip.m,iop NOWOPEIM Downtown Lansing's Newest Restaurant Dine in an elegant atmosphere enhanced by original art works and the sounds of our grand piano luncheon daily 1 1 a.m. to 4 p.m.

dinner daily 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. AUX DELICES FRENCH VIETNAMESE CAFE RESTAURANT free parking after 6 m. 3 1 8 South Washington 484-0 1 98 'I sua 43 tv vvv Few folks enjoy bathtubs full of muddy dogs and bean soup. Most people don't appreciate drunken bus drivers with heavy boots.

Nobody likes a party pooper. Just ask Dave Dietz, who wrote an impressive letter to the Journal. Dietz believes "rock concerts are only for the most optimistic of rock-and-roll fans." He seems to think I'm not one of them. THIS CAME after I wrote a comment complaining about the general-admission policy at the Rolling Stones' Silverdome show. Dietz said, "$15.75 is a mere pittance when one considers the musical extravaganza they will experience." He added that he will "always remember the sheer exhilaration of witnessing the Stones scintillating performance from first row, stage left." Dietz was able to get such a good spot because he "waited outside the Silverdome for almost four hours," then waited inside for several more hours.

MY COMPLAINT was that not everyone was able to do what Dietz did, and that they shouldn't have to. He feels I shouldn't complain about paying a sky-high price. After all, I lacked the "foresight to arrive early enough." OK, but I have other gripes, too. Even reserved seating wouldn't have improved a mediocre PA system that was cleverly hidden behind pop-art screens. My real reason for mentioning the Stones is because I don't want readers believing the concert wasn't colossal.

It was I MISSED both of ACDC's November Cobo Hall dates. Brian Holt and Steve Swanson didn't. A letter from them mentioned "the sold-out crowd of Clearasil-coated teens" who jumped "on their chairs and rocked for two solid hours." Their report claimed that at one point, guitarist "Angus Young bent over and exposed his better side to the roaring crowd." But they added that "Young was definitely the highlight of the show (front back), with his searing guitar licks and epileptic stage moves." They still found "the show lacked the drive and vitality" they had expected from ACDC. "The senseless assault on the ears and a lackluster show just goes to prove DIRTY DEEDS DON'T COME CHEAP at $11 per IT ONLY COSTS a buck to see R.C. Finnigan at Mac's Time Machine tonight.

The country crooner has moved from the Stardust (which is still going strong on the north end of town) to South Logan. Jeannette Schultz sent a letter, asking about the shift Well, Finnigan moved to Mac's, which used to be a comedy spot. Donn Dowland stepped in at the Stardust. Schultz wanted to be able to see Finnigan "before he becomes big and famous and moves 217 S. Bridge St.

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Still $3.95 and $5.95 respectively. AAAAAAAAA aAAAAAAAAAAA: David Winkelstern is The Lansing State Journal's rock critic. His column appears weekly in Scene. "535.

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