Dick & Dee Dee
Don & The Goodtimes
5 Man Electrical Band
Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps
Carl Wilson & Heart
Merrilee Rush & The Turnabouts
Mr. Lucky & The Gamblers
The Pied Pipers
The Peppermint Trolly
Sir Douglas Quintet
Eric Burdon & War
I was about 16. I had just played at the Harborena with my high school band. I was driving my girlfriends Mustang and I backed into the brown Ford LTD Hoquiam Police car parked in front.
Being young and dumb and I think somewhat high, I drove away at a brisk rate, thinking no one had witnessed it. I was arrested in Aberdeen about 15 minutes later (Duh!) and spent one of many nights in juvenile hall.
My dad was thrilled, as was my girlfriends dad. I had to work off the community damages to the dented door... $225
I aquired a new nickname that I can't mention here.
I was banished from the Harborena!
Maitland Ward, March 2006
The Harborena was a great place for us to play at. We were there at least three times a year. As for the cruising, there was some but I don't remeber it being a big deal like it was in Renton or Everett in those days.
John Gordon, December 2006
I grew up two blocks from the Harbourena. I in fact, my father did all the electrical work inside and designed and built the marquee outside.
I started going to dances there in 1967 (when old enough to get in) and along with the great bands already listed, remember seeing Ralph, with Barney Armstrong and Merilee Rush (they were first band I saw), Fragile Lime, Chinook, Chiliwack, 5 Man Electrical Band, and others I can't remember.
Merilee Rush inspired me to become a musician/singer and am still actively involved in music today.
Deborah (Girard) Myre, Tacoma, WA, May 2010
I was in Mourning Sunn back in the day (Bass) and the band “Gypsy” also played there. It was such a cool crowd to all the music we played and that Gypsy played. They had the hit Gypsy Queen back in1970-71.
Brad Johnson, July 2010
Photo By and Courtesy of: Stan Foreman, 2002