Lou Scheinfeld, a Bryn Mawr resident and the first vice president of the Flyers, has penned a new book that brings Spectrum back to life and provides inside stories about the famous building, as well as the Flyers, the 76ers, and concert performers, writes Sam Carchidi for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Blades, Bands, and Ballers is a fascinating and hilarious read that reflects Scheinfeld’s pride, thankfulness, and frustration – all related to his beloved Spectrum that was torn down twelve years ago.
Lou Scheinfeld, once-president of the Spectrum, had big plans for the building, so the demolition hit him especially hard.
The book covers the good and the bad related to the building, such as the two instances when a portion of its roof blew off.
He also offers plenty of inside stories about some of the big names who performed at the venue, including Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen.
“Think of it like planning a big wedding, only you’ve got 20,000 guests coming,” wrote Lou Scheinfeld about the Spectrum. “And another wedding tomorrow and maybe on Saturday and two more on Sunday… What could go wrong?”
Read more about the book Blades, Bands, and Ballers in The Philadelphia Inquirer.