In January 22, 1982, I saw The Police at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Police were touring with the Go Go's, and the tour was historic in a number of ways ways. Until this point, the newer bands on the rock scene were still playing small concert halls in NY/NJ, such as the Palladium (where I saw the Pretenders and Go Go's in the fall of 1981) and the Capitol Theatre (where I had seen Joe Jackson in 1980 and would soon see him again in just a few months). Here were the Police, however, making the jump to the next level by headlining a show at the "World's Greatest Arena". The Ghost In The Machine album, which had been released in October 1981, had risen to #2 on the Billboard charts. The single, Every Little Thing She Does is Magic, topped that, by going to #1. The Police proved that night that they belonged on the big stage, playing an incredible set highlighted by a 20,000 person sing-along to Walking On The Moon, and a driving, passionate, almost out of control encore that melded Can't Stand Losing You, Be My Girl and So Lonely into a rock and roll anthem of lost love. I've searched for a copy of that show but to no avail. Fortunately, I found this soundboard recording from later in that historic tour that captures the Police in Houston on March 20, 1982, 34 years ago today.