Lemme See Your Thumb

Mike Newman sent me this cool picture of Zappa which he took in 1980:

Thanks Mike! I wonder who he’s aiming that gesture at…

8 Responses to “Lemme See Your Thumb”

  1. Mike Newman says:

    This photo was taken during a concert at Met Center in Minneapolis Minnesota USA. The building has since been torn down, and the property now has an IKEA on it right across from the Mall of “Amerika”.
    Mike Newman

  2. Steven Isbister says:

    Judging from Frank’s hair and clothing, it can’t be 1980. More like 1977 or ’78 if it’s in the US.

  3. danny says:

    I agree with Steven above, primarily because Frank didn’t use the Gibson SG guitar in 1980 or thereafter.

  4. peepee says:

    Yea, the necklace & shirt = the time period ’round Saturday Night Live 10/21/78

  5. Mike Newman says:

    Huh,… It is possible that it was 78, I remember it as being 80. Unfortunatley I never saved my ticket stubs whenever I saw him. I will look at the film and see if there is another clue.
    Great sleuthing,
    Mike Newman

  6. Disco Boy says:

    FZ only played the Met Center once. So, the photo was taken on September 25, 1977:
    http://members.shaw.ca/fz-pomd/giglist/1977.html

  7. Mike Newman says:

    Thanks Disco Boy,
    Then I guess it must be that! I guess I have a slight case of “Mikenheimers”.
    I’ll go with 77,
    Mike

  8. zappaprincess1990 says:

    Yeah, that photo’s definitely from the late 70′s.
    Out of curiosity…does anyone here know where he got that necklace? I love it, and I’m curious as to where it came from. Was it a gift from a fan or something?