Merriweather memories

October 06, 2004

With the Merriweather Post Pavilion's future as an outdoor concert venue up in the air -the Rouse Co. wants to sell it to Howard County as an enclosed theater - the Incubus show on Monday may be the end of an era for the 37-year-old site.

In its time, Merriweather has been the venue for many top touring acts, from Blondie to Madonna, from the Grateful Dead to Phish, from Joni Mitchell to Norah Jones.

Surely you sprawled on its lawn under the stars, or sprang for a seat in the pavilion a time or two or 20. Did you bang your head to Metallica? Dress like a cheeseburger in paradise for Jimmy Buffett?

Share your Merriweather memories - fond or otherwise, of the shows themselves or the people you went with - and we'll print a selection of the submissions as a tribute to this Columbia landmark. Maybe you met your future spouse at a concert there, danced through the rain at the Lilith Fair or - admit it - went every time Barry Manilow performed.

Write to us, either by e-mail at sun.features@baltsun.com, with the subject line Merriweather Memories, or by snail mail at Merriweather Memories, c/o Features Dept., The Baltimore Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278. Be sure to include your name and a phone number and/or e-mail address so we can reach you.

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