Triumph played at the second US Festival
, the one held on Memorial Day weekend, 1983. Steve Wozniak (of Apple computer fame), who financed the festival (and lost $20 million on it), was reportedly a huge fan of Triumph and invited them specifically. Here are some reflections from lead singer Rik Emmett on the US Festival from the book MTV Ruled the World - The Early Years of Music Video
: "My personal memory of that day is that it was extremely hot. It was somewhere between 90 and 100 degrees. And the air quality was really poor. All the smog from LA had blown up and got trapped against the mountains. You ran up and down the stage a few times... and then you wondered why your lungs felt as if you'd been in some opium den or something. But we made it through. That particular performance has become one that is the legacy of the act. It was just one show on one day, but it was an extraordinary day."