Vanilla Ice, January 17 1991, Veterans Memorial, Columbus Ohio

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You know the old clip where all the young girls are screaming and fawning over The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show? As hard as it may be to believe now, that was kind of what it was like at this show. Vanilla Ice had the No. 1 record at the time, and was quite the star among teen and pre-teen girls. When Ice was on stage, bobbing his head and big hair, doing his choreographed dance moves with his backup dancers, asking the audience to answer the age-old question of whether “this side” of the crowd is louder than “that side,” the young girls were loving it. They gushed, they squealed, they melted.

I could claim that I only went to the concert because I was reviewing it for a local paper and therefore got free tickets. But the truth is I wanted to go, and so did my date, even if we were among the only people over 20 in the crowd.

Wikipedia says that Alanis Morissette was the opening act on this tour, but I don’t remember if she was at this gig.

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One response to “Vanilla Ice, January 17 1991, Veterans Memorial, Columbus Ohio

  1. Mr. Judy Bauer

    I don’t know what to say…except, Wow.

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