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Pat Benatar

Celebrating 50 Years of Concerts at the WVU Coliseum
February 10, 1983

Pat Benatar
360º Sight and Sound

with Special Guest Preview

Pat Benatar on stage at the Coliseum in 1983. Photo from the Monticola.
Stage preparation for the Benatar concert. Photo from the Monticola.
SHOW DATE: Thursday, February 10, 1983 • 8pm
Pat Benatar's 1983 concert at the Coliseum was hugely popular with both students and the Morgantown community – so much so that the negative review that appeared in The Daily Athenaeum was met with a barrage of letters to the editor countering the reviewer's opinion. 

Benatar, one of the most popular female vocalists of the '80s, had just released her fourth studio album, "Get Nervous," and 9,505 fans packed the arena to hear her hit powerful vocals singles "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Heartbreaker" and "Shadows of the Night."  
WVU Students Blair Kinder and David Riggleman brave cold temperatures to have their ticket validated for the Pat Benatar concert.
WVU Students Blair Kinder and David Riggleman braved cold temperatures to have their
tickets validated. Riggleman stood in line for 11 hours to purchase his ticket.
Photo from the Monticola.