LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Hidden behind the stage and away from the audience, Andy Wilkinson got to leave his mark on the wall.
“When you perform in a place, there’s always a wall - usually in the green room or right back stage where artists sign and you always feel grateful to do that.”
But he wasn’t the only artist to do so. “We’ve got Elvis Presley, we’ve got Willie Nelson, we’ve got Ozzy and all of these other artists… as a way to capture that moment in time.”
He performed in the now closed facility on a number of occasions over the years, including with the Lubbock Symphony and providing music for plays.
Andy says the Coliseum is all about memories and he’s so sad to see it go.
“It’s something of the past come down...especially when you have a lot of memories connected to it and you know at one time, it was a really grand facility. It was a big deal. I’m really grateful to do that because you’ll be on the wall people who are a lot more famous than you are and it’s nice to be apart of that... for the moments that you’re there, you’re one of them.”
Demolition of the 62-year-old facility is underway. Due to the nature of the building materials used to make the walls, developers determined the walls were not able to be saved.