“Day in Eden 1993” was the first concert that 97X produced. Things did not go as planned. Goo Goo Doll meltdowns, tainted food trays, wrestling moves, copious amounts of cheap beer and cheaper smokes, folk music slam-dancing…
Former staffers Steve Baker, Phil Manning, Jae Forman, Rob Ervin, Steve Roemer, Joe Sampson and Aaron Borns share their memories of that ill-fated afternoon – and reveal a couple of secrets along the way.
“Day in Eden” was an event created by the Cincinnati Park Board, and held in late-Spring/early-Summer at Eden Park in Cincinnati. In an effort to broaden the appeal of the event, they ask 97X to book bands for 1993. The lineup was:
- Wailing Souls (a Grammy-nominated reggae band)
- Goo Goo Dolls (pre-meteoric “adult alternative” fame)
- The Judybats (folk-inflected alt rock band from Knoxville, TN)
The temporary stage for that year’s show was set up near Mirror Lake in Eden Park.