Too $hort’s first major show
rap scholar Matthew Africa puts it on March 9th, 1985:
In the D’wayne Wiggins documentary Life Is, promoter Lionel Bea talks about Too $hort’s first appearance at a large venue, when he opened for U.T.F.O. Bea describes how even though Too $hort had been in the streets grinding tapes for years and had played a lot of house parties and small events, he’d never played for a large audience. No one knew how popular he really was … Too $hort wasn’t even on the bill in the poster above, but I’m pretty sure this is the concert Bea was talking about.