An active member of UB’s New York City alumni chapter, Wayne Domnitz (BA ’87) fondly recalls his time serving on the UUAB Concert Board and then as SA Fest coordinator.
“I was involved with a number of performers very early in their careers, including Squeeze, REM and Cyndi Lauper. I worked with the Talking Heads on the ‘Stop Making Sense’ tour. I also worked with the Band, the Clash and Big Country. These events helped me develop organizational, budgeting and marketing skills that I use to this day.
“Among my favorite memories was joking with Cyndi Lauper on a humid spring morning backstage before her show at Baird Point. It was around the time when ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ was hitting number one on all the charts. Also memorable was introducing The Hooters to a screaming crowd at Alumni Arena as the intro to ‘And We Danced’ played in the background.”
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