Rainbow Ballroom, it was scary back then

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Come back with us now to those hot summer nights when half of Fresno's teens were driving up and down Belmont. Or remember what it was like on Fulton St. before Belmont took the title of "Fresno's Main Drag" Remember the Rainbow Ballroom? Post you night life memories here.
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RoughRider1961

Re: Rainbow Ballroom, it was scary back then

Postby RoughRider1961 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:41 pm

1967 or 1968 - I had a part-time job as a uniformed guard working for Valley Patrol & Detective Agency. The job was mostly crowd control at public events. I regularly worked concerts at Rainbow Ballroom. I recall one concert that starred Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac, and the Steve Miller Band. I would pay good money to go to that concert today.

RoughRider1961

Re: Rainbow Ballroom, it was scary back then

Postby RoughRider1961 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:31 am

Did you know?

The Rainbow Ballroom building was constructed in 1918 as the "Fresno Natatorium", an indoor swimming pool. In 1930, the pool was closed and boarded over. Directly underneath the current dance floor is the pool (or what is left of it).
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