High-Resolution, Full Color Images Available Online
Search, Browse, Read, and Print Yearbook Pages
View College, High School, and Military Yearbooks
Browse our digital annual library spanning centuries
Support the Schools in our Program by Subscribing
Page 20 text:
Bad weather does not deter faithful fans. One die-hard country music entertainer, added to an estimated 10,000 country music fans in KSU Stadium, equaled both awareness and support for the die-hard American farmer. The cool, late summer rain did not dampen the spirit or enthusiasm of Nelson and Family as they performed in concert after the Austin Peay 26-22 upset of the Wildcats the 1987 football season home opener. In an interview before the show, Nelson talked about the plight of the farmer and about his Farm Aid shows. " The farmer needs to be able to get a good price for his product, " Nelson said. " Farm Aid and shows like this are intended to do what I ' m doing right now — talk about it. We are trying to raise the level of awareness because people don ' t really know how serious the farm problem is in this country. " Besides bringing attention to the farmers ' the concerts are also intended to provide som e financial relief. However, Mike Jones, K- State athletic business manager, said the concert sponsored by the K-State athletic department and Wrangler and Projects West, didn ' t even hit the break-even point. " In order for Farm Aid to have received any revenue from the ticket sales, an additional 3,000 tickets needed to be sold, " Jones said. " At that point, Farm Aid would have received $2 from each subsequent sale. " Jones estimated that 17,000 tickets were sold. " Only 5,000 student were sold for the game and concert, and for every student ticket sold, three to four adult tickets were sold, " Jones said. Jones attributed the low ticket sales to the fact the concert was held on Labor Day weekend. Though the problems were not solved or they were put aside for a while as Nelson opened the show with " Whiskey River. " And as Nelson sang the first few bars of " Blue Eyes Cryin ' in the Rain, " the heavens opened up and the rain fell. Members of the K-State Rodeo Club, hired to assist Nelson ' s crew, scrambled to cover the band and equipment with large sheets of plastic. While the continued and danced, Nelson sang a few of his hits, including Country Music singer Willie Nelsor waits for the end of the K-State Austin Peay game to perform it KSU Stadium. Approximate) 10,000 people attended the game and concert on Sept. 5. (Photo Jeff Weatherly) " All of Me " and " My Heroes Have Always Been as well as old county) standbys like " You Wen Always on My Mind, " " Sta ) a Little Longer " and " I You ' ve got the Money, I ' ve Got the Time. " Nelson, who claimed was " a little unsure " about this type of concert at first summed up the evening himself and the fans endured the rain: " I like any type of concert. " by LaReina Waldof 18 Willie Nelson
Page 19 text:
0 p Shaded from the bright — and hot — sun, geology professor Ron West observes the graduation ceremonies. (Photo by Gary Lytle) 17
Page 21 text:
Despite the disappointment of rainy weather and the Austin Peay State University 26-22 upset of the Wildcats ' football season opener, the Willie Nelson and Family Concert bene fitting Farm Aid proceeded the game as scheduled. (Photo by John Thelander)
Suggestions in the Kansas State University - Royal Purple Yearbook (Manhattan, KS) collection:
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today!
Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly!
Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.
Material on this website is protected by copyright laws of the United States and international treaties.
No protected images or material on this website may be copied or printed without express authorization.