19-12-2015: The end of the year is near, so we're safe to say that the biggest sensation for true Bodinists must be the discovery of this festival bill on eBay. This one was discovered by Shockpower. It cost a few bucks, but it is worth it.
This poster is the epitome of Bodine's career, in my view. It reflects the perspectives and the failures of the band in one single image. It shows the band's potential, their expectations... and the disppointment in one striking view. One can only wonder what might have happened if the gig had actually taken place. It never did.
Bodine was booked by the management to play two gigs at The Paramount Theater in January 1983, headlined by Manowar. The gigs were cancelled, allegedly due to disagreements with the festival organisers and Accept's management.
The story ran that Accept was informed late that they were only allowed to bring their instruments along and had to leave their sound gear behind. Accept disagreed, and the deal was cancelled. Probably, Bodine was part of a package deal, so they had to stay home as well.
The Paramount Theatre still exists today. And indeed, it looks as if nothing has changed since 1983...