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That Time ZZ Top And 80,000 Fans Trashed Memorial Stadium

Andy Sieverman, via Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
ZZ Top's 1974 Labor Day concert at DKR Memorial Stadium drew 80,000 fans.

Forty-four years ago tomorrow, DKR Memorial stadium hosted one of the biggest concerts in Austin's history. The Rompin' Stompin' Texas Size Barn Dance and Barbecue was hosted by Texas trio ZZ Top, with a lineup that included Santana, Bad Company, Joe Cocker and Jimmy Page – and 80,000 sweaty fans.

Things got out of hand.