80s US Festival 1983 Punk Metal Rock t-shirt Small

Chest 17 in.

Length 25.5 in. 

Content: 50/50 Poly/Cotton

Tag Brand: Screen Stars

This heathered gray vintage t-shirt is from the 1983 Us Festival founded by Steve Wozniak. Wozniak is a cofounder of Apple Computers along with Steve Jobs and is often credited for creating the Apple II. Steve Wozniak began the US Festival because he was concerned that people were too self centered during the 70s. Wozniak wanted people in the 80s to be friendlier to each other and to act more as a community. So, he went all out making an amphitheater space in San Bernardino and worked with promoter Bill Graham to get the festival going. This shirt is from the second ever US Festival on memorial day weekend in 1983. 

The New Wave lineup on Saturday May 28th was: The Clash, Men at Work, Stray Cats, The English Beat, A Flock of Seagulls, Oingo Boingo, INXS, and the Divinyls. Notably it would be lead guitarist Mick Jones' last ever concert with The Clash. The Heavy Metal lineup on Sunday the 29th of May included: Van Halen, Scorpions, Triumph, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Walsh and the Motley Crue. The next Monday was rock day and featured David Bowie, Stevie Nicks, John Cougar, The Pretenders, Missing Persons, U2, Quarterflash, Berlin, and Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul. Though it is not on this shirt, the festival had one more day of country music including the Thrasher Brothers, Ricky Skaggs, Hank Williams, Jr., Emmylou Harris & The Hot Band, Alabama, Waylon jennings, Riders in the Sky and Willie Nelson. Needless to say Steve Wozniak went all out and truly believed in his idea.

The tag line on the back of the shirt says "Today, Tomorrow, Together" and has the rainbow font US'83 logo below. The front of the two sided t-shirt has a surreal image of a guitar splashing music notes out of a puddle of water in bright neon colors.

There is some purple paint on the right sleeve. The tag on the shirt says Medium, but it fits like an Adult Small.




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