If you had a day out at Western Springs back in 1977 to catch the one and only Fleetwood Mac, you might be able to see yourself in these incredible photos that have recently resurfaced.
The pictures are part of the Auckland Libraries Heritage collection and were shared on Facebook by ‘Timespanner’, a page that posts loads of historic photos from around New Zealand.
It looked like a scorching day in Auckland when Stevie Nicks and co took the stage at a packed Western Springs. Many in the crowd were shirtless as the sun was beating down on them.
That didn’t stop them from smiling or dancing away though (I bet the TipTop ice cream truck helped as well!).
It’s also interesting to see the minimal stage decorations and enhancements compared to nowadays. The band simply had a big gazebo for shade, their instruments, and a bunch of speakers.
Western Springs must have had a busy 1977 as Rod Stewart also performed there that year, and there are pictures to prove it.
You can tell from the wheels and the fashion in these photos that it really was the ‘70s!
Just a year later, David Bowie took the stage at Western Springs - talk about a great run of concerts!
The folk that were lucky enough to see Bowie in the flesh look like they are having an absolute ball of a time with grins from ear to ear.
Of course, the place was full to the brim with music lovers, and there doesn’t seem to be much security around the edges. Imagine living in the house right that overlooks the gig, it would be loud but you’d have a free view of David Bowie!
There are also photos from The Rolling Stones’ famous concert at the venue back in 1973 with plenty of Mick lookalikes in the audience, as well as plenty of other gigs and celebrity visits to Aotearoa.