Part 4 — 1986 Cabrillo Beach Music Festival — Los Angeles, Ca

Part 1— Behind the Lens: Blast from the Past — Discovering Lost 80’s Concert 35mm Negatives

Part 2 — Ozzy Osbourne’s Ultimate Sin Tour 1986

Part 3 — 1987 Billy Idol at L.A. Forum with special guest Eddie Van Halen

Please keep in mind that I did not have a professional photo pass for these shows. Literally just a kid smuggling in a 35mm Canon A1

August 2, 1986 — Cabrillo Beach Music Festival — Los Angeles, Ca

Theses are the last of the concert 35mm negatives found in that old binder, in “those dusty old boxes”. Photos of Belinda Carlisle’s and Missing Persons sets from the 1986 Cabrillo Beach Music Festival. All photos were taken with a Canon A1 camera. I’m publishing these very raw, without blemish correction or photoshopping.

An estimated 75,000 people attended what was billed as the 1st Annual Los Angeles Beach Scene Festival. The festival showcased Los Angeles’ cultural diversity. Proceeds benefited “Save the Books” fund for the Los Angeles Central Library.

The festival was headlined by Belinda Carlisle. This was shortly after the break-up of “The Go Go’s”. Guitarist Andy Taylor of Duran Duran fame played the show with her.

Bands playing that weekend : Art of Noise , Device, The Rave Ups, Icehouse, Fishbone, El DeBarge, War, Long Ryders, Blood on the Saddle, Untouchables, Sparks, Animotion, Billy and the Beaters, S.O.S. Band, Firehose, Jan and Dean, Nu Shooz, Level 42, & Missing Persons.

Belinda Carlisle & Andy Taylor

Belinda Carlisle and Andy Taylor 1986

Belinda Carisle’s Setlist —

  1. I Need a Disguise
  2. Gotta Get to You
  3. Vacation (The Go‐Go’s song)
  4. From the Heart
  5. I Feel the Magic
  6. Our Lips Are Sealed (The Go‐Go’s song)
  7. Shot in the Dark
  8. We Got the Beat (The Go‐Go’s song)
  9. Take It Easy (Andy Taylor cover)
  10. Mad About You
  11. Since You’ve Gone
  12. Head Over Heels (The Go‐Go’s song)

Twitter — @belindaofficial

Missing Persons

August 2, 1986 Cabrillo Beach Music Festival

Missing Persons Dale Bozzio (Vocals) and Patrick O’Hearn (Bass) also of Frank Zappa Band

Missing Persons on Twitter — @officialMPlive

Patrick O’Hearn —

Above: Love this one — See guy with polaroid and women looking at last image he took… My guess is those polaroid shots no longer exist.

35mm Artsy shot!

Thank you for joining me on this blast from the past!

See ya on the road — — Safe Travels!

Photos By: Michael Young

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