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Terri Nunn nostalgic for Fair

The June 18 Terri Nunn & Berlin concert at the San Diego County Fair wasn't just nostalgic for the hundreds of people who remembered songs and music videos for hits such as "The Metro" and "Take My Breath Away." The concert also brought back memories for the lead singer. Nunn told the audience that she performed at the Del Mar Fairgrounds 30 years ago. She said the 1983 concert was Berlin's first big show and that the group performed on her birthday.

Nunn looked out at the audience, said that she was back at the fairgrounds, and that it was her birthday. Maybe someone near the Paddock Stage said that Nunn's birthday was the following week. According to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) website, Nunn was born June 26, 1961. Although Nunn didn't announce the date, she told the audience that the birthday celebration for some women extended beyond the actual date.

Nunn later stopped the show that included "No More Words," and the audience sang "Happy Birthday" to her.

Another Del Mar memory was about adverse publicity before the 1983 concert. Nunn recalled that a priest took out an ad in Southern California that warned people, "Don't go to see Berlin; they're the devil's children." She paused and then said that the Del Mar concert sold out.

Nunn's introduction to the song "Sex (I'm A...)" was a "shout-out to 91X." She said, "Thank you for using it to start your station." According to the radio station's website, the Berlin song was the first song that "91X played as an alternative station on Jan 10, 1983." As the band performed, the 1980s video played on the screen behind them. That sparked reminiscences in the audience about big hair for women and styles like the up do for men.

There were memories of an earlier era when Nunn offered a tribute to the "ballsy bitch" who influenced her, Grace Slick. The band's rendition of "Somebody to Love" combined the Berlin style with the 1960s sound of the Jefferson Airplane.

The concert ended with an encore of "Take My Breath Away" followed by "Dancing in Berlin."

Performers often acknowledge the town where they're playing. However, for Nunn there was genuine appreciation for the audience and venue. "Thank you, San Diego," she said. "You were amazing. You always will be."

Although this crowd count is an estimate, I thought there were about 1000 people at the concert. I asked several friends for their estimates, and the consensus was that the audience consisted of between 700 and 800 fairgoers.

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The June 18 Terri Nunn & Berlin concert at the San Diego County Fair wasn't just nostalgic for the hundreds of people who remembered songs and music videos for hits such as "The Metro" and "Take My Breath Away." The concert also brought back memories for the lead singer. Nunn told the audience that she performed at the Del Mar Fairgrounds 30 years ago. She said the 1983 concert was Berlin's first big show and that the group performed on her birthday.

Nunn looked out at the audience, said that she was back at the fairgrounds, and that it was her birthday. Maybe someone near the Paddock Stage said that Nunn's birthday was the following week. According to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) website, Nunn was born June 26, 1961. Although Nunn didn't announce the date, she told the audience that the birthday celebration for some women extended beyond the actual date.

Nunn later stopped the show that included "No More Words," and the audience sang "Happy Birthday" to her.

Another Del Mar memory was about adverse publicity before the 1983 concert. Nunn recalled that a priest took out an ad in Southern California that warned people, "Don't go to see Berlin; they're the devil's children." She paused and then said that the Del Mar concert sold out.

Nunn's introduction to the song "Sex (I'm A...)" was a "shout-out to 91X." She said, "Thank you for using it to start your station." According to the radio station's website, the Berlin song was the first song that "91X played as an alternative station on Jan 10, 1983." As the band performed, the 1980s video played on the screen behind them. That sparked reminiscences in the audience about big hair for women and styles like the up do for men.

There were memories of an earlier era when Nunn offered a tribute to the "ballsy bitch" who influenced her, Grace Slick. The band's rendition of "Somebody to Love" combined the Berlin style with the 1960s sound of the Jefferson Airplane.

The concert ended with an encore of "Take My Breath Away" followed by "Dancing in Berlin."

Performers often acknowledge the town where they're playing. However, for Nunn there was genuine appreciation for the audience and venue. "Thank you, San Diego," she said. "You were amazing. You always will be."

Although this crowd count is an estimate, I thought there were about 1000 people at the concert. I asked several friends for their estimates, and the consensus was that the audience consisted of between 700 and 800 fairgoers.

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