50/50 Tour Stop: # 23
Date: November 14, 1981
Venue: West Virginia University. Mountainlair Student Union Ballroom (aka The Lair Ballroom). 1550 University Avenue. Morgantown, WV. 26506.
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Source: WVU ‘Monticola’ Yearbook. 1980. Pg. 1.
Source: West Virginia University ‘Monticola’ Yearbook. 1981. Pg. 64. Photo credit: Unknown.
Muhammad Ali speaks to a packed house of WVU students at the Mountainlair Ballroom.
Opening Act: Site visitor and WVU 50-50 concert attendee Brad S. confirms there was no opening act for this concert and shares this anecdote about the resulting confusion on the night of the show:
“At about 9:30[pm] my buddy and I decided to go down and listen. When we got to the Lair EVERYBODY was still in the hall. The doors had not opened. We found out that GT thought there WAS an opening act, so they had not arrived yet.”
Poster / Flyer / Handbill: I have not come across a poster, flyer or handbill for the WVU 50-50 show to date. Please get in touch if you have a scan that you can share.
Press & Promotion: I have not come across any advertising or promotional materials for this show to date.
Ticket Price: Unknown.
Ticket Stub: I have not seen a ticket stub from this show to date. Please contact me if you have a ticket stub from this concert for sale.
Attendance: Unknown. The Mountainlair Ballroom currently has capacity for 1,000 people.
Set List: Unknown.
Was the Concert Recorded? Unknown. Please get in touch if you have any information.
Source: West Virginia University ‘Monticola’ Yearbook. 1982. Pg. 74. Photo credit: Unknown.
Concert Reaction: I have not found a review for the WVU 50-50 show thus far. Please get in touch if you know of one.
Below is an unused backstage pass from the Mountainlair Ballroom 50-50 concert.
Fate of the Venue: The West Virginia University’s Mountainlair Ballroom continues to host concerts and other live events.