August 12, 1989

On this day in 1989, a two day Moscow Music Peace Festival was held at The Lenin Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Western Acts who appeared included Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Skid Row and The Scorpions. This was the first time that an audience had been allowed to stand up and dance at a stadium rock concert in the Soviet Union. Previous to this, all concerts had to be seated.

In two years Pantera would make their way there for the most incredible metal show in Russian history, and the crowd went fucking mad with joy!

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