History time. The Kerrisdale arena was completed in 1949. My mom was among the 6,000 people inside it when Bill Haley and the Comets put on Dope City's first rock show in '56.
Turns out Motorhead played the Kerrisdale the summer following their performance with Ozzy. I was there. Sure as shit I was there. Too bad I cannot remember being there.
Here's what Shithead remembered of the '82 show: "The Motorhead show was absolutely insane. It looked like everybody from Whalley had shown up in Kerrisdale. It was mostly a heavy, violent biker crowd. They were all loaded."