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    riding to work this morning,i wondered who put on the first entertainment laser show.
    what are the earliest know,documented (or rumored)laser shows that you know of?

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    Murfreesboro, TN, 1978 - Electric Light Orchestra, "Out of the Blue" tour!!

    OK - probably not THE "first" laser show, but those massive green beams they used are definitely what got me hooked!!

    RR

    Metrologic HeNe 3.3mw Modulated laser, 2 Radio Shack motors, and a broken mirror.
    1979.
    Sweet.....

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    Steve Roberts was talking about the very first laser show at SELEM... I want to say it was in the late 1960's.?. I was busy doing something else at the time and only caught part of the conversation, but I seem to remember Steve saying that it was a pretty awesome show, even by today's standards. Maybe he will chime in here with more details... (I thought someone had a video of that show.?.)

    Adam

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    I remember going to the NC State Fair and they had a laser light show. It was 1976 I believe. It was in an inflatable dome. I don't think I went in that year but did a year or two later (it was always at the fair). I remember them playing that "I like that old time rock 'n roll" song as well as the smell of pot. My brother and I who were only about 8 and 11 walked out. We thought it was going to be some cool space age laser demo. I just remember a bunch of red spirograph patterns. I was too young to really appreciate it at that time since I wasn't into music, yet.

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    now that i'm home and have had time to google,heres this article-
    http://www.laserfx.com/Backstage.Las...efHistory.html

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    Lightbulb

    One of my friedns had a small thing called a "Laser FX, laser light show". It was a small black box with a special light bulb that shined through a ring of multcolored cellophane and shined a "beam" off a mirror attached to a "speaker" setup and made patterns from one of your stereo outputs. If you have a good ceilding you could get a 20+ft pattern.

    My first real laser show was the Pink Floyd on at the Lakeland Theatre earlier this year, well, after all the ones I had watched at home.
    Love, peace, and grease,

    allthat... aka: aaron@pangolin

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