Today is Friday the 13th, known by some as the most unlucky day of the year. The origin of friggatriskaidekaphobia (the fear of Friday the 13th) remains unclear, but according to phobia specialists, it’s the most widespread superstition in the U.S. An estimated $800 million in business is lost on this particular day because people refuse to fly, buy homes and conduct business as they normally would.
Here at the Erwin Center, Friday the 13th doesn’t faze us at all! On a day associated with bad luck, we’ve held some pretty great events. Here’s a look at some of the incredible performances that took place on our stage on Friday the 13th:
The Beach Boys – Friday, February 13, 1981
WWF Superstars – Friday, June 13, 1997
Sesame Street Live – Friday, February 13, 1998
Disney on Ice – Friday, April 13, 2001
ZZ Top – Friday, June 13, 2003
The Killers – Friday, April 13, 2007
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