Ohio State Fair

August 28, 1972 Columbus, Ohio

  1. The Osmond Brothers first performed at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus on August 28-29, 1972. They had 2 performances each day for an estimated 70,000 people at each performance.
  2. Ohio State Fair 1972, my first concert, ever! It was an afternoon concert.

I was at this concert..my first to see The Osmonds…was exciting for a 15 year old girl.

My friend Dana and I attended all four of these shows! The Osmond’s were amazing…It was sooo hot out, but we were 14 & 15 and didn’t care! We loved every second, and proudly wore our white sailor hats with Donny and Jay’s names engraved on them…the highlight of the first show on August 28th, was singing Happy birthday to Wayne for his 21st birthday! So many great memories…wish I could go back and do it all over again!💜

I was at this concert. I remember when your brother Alan came forward with you to the front of the stage and shouted to the crowd, “do you want this guy?” All you could hear was a crowd of screaming girls. I know at least I replied, “yes!” – screaming of course! LOL

My first Osmond concert was in the afternoon on August 28, 1972, at the Ohio State Fair.
I’ll never forget waiting in the scorching heat for those horse races to end, passing the homemade birthday cake for Wayne to the Ohio State Highway Patrol who took it to the trailer behind the stage, being let through the gate grabbing, grabbing a folding chair, doing a uncontrolled walk/run across the track to set the chair behind the white VIP fence, waiting through a delay of the concert to begin because of the Columbus TV Station negotiating permission to film the concert, and finally having my dream come true of a nearly 15-year old Donny Osmond singing “Puppy Love” right there before my nearly 14-year old eyes and melting heart.💜
Permission was granted for filming, the concert was phenomenal, and that iconic film footage is used by Osmonds in their shows that I’m still attending!