- 64 posts total
- 64 posts total
Jefferson Airplane when they played Dallas in the 70s.
The concert was good but what a strange crowd.
I was accustomed to smelling the special cigarettes (which I did not like) but this evening a small brown haired hippy girl kept staring at me as I took photos.
Finally she approached me and said,
Man, you are really weird
Then looked at me like I was a ghost. Her eyes were more like a dead persons, a stare without focus and she swayed so much I feared she would fall.
Then her face landed back into the large brown paper bag she was carrying and the next words she spoke were permeated with the stench of airplane glue.
From the look in her eyes and on her face Im grateful she was not someone I knew. If shes lucky there are more than two functioning brain cells left in her head after that night.
It was a vary strange time, lots of kids did stuff they probably regret, assuming they are still alive.
Nothing really too weird, but I did see Elton John at the Hollywood Bowl in 1972, or '73. He was introduced by Linda Lovelace (of "Deep Throat" fame). Also, I went to a Bob Dylan concert at the Greek Theater (Berkeley) a couple of years ago. I waited until the last minute to enter because my ticket had a seat number and I wanted to avoid the early crowd. Once I got in, I looked for my seat number but learned that the words "General Admission" was code for standing room only, no seats. I guess everyone knew but me!
I'm a huge Miles Davis fan, but the only time I heard him live was a real disappointment. It was in the 70's during his "Jack Johnson" / "In a Silent Way" days. His side men played for awhile before Miles limped out (his foot was in a caste). Then he proceeds to play with his back to the audience for just about the entire time. Pretty short set too ... very uninspiring. I left thinking "what was wrong with that dude?"