the band was at it’s pinnacle of popularity and the crowd treated them like the rock stars(bad title for the abb)that they were. i remember dickey sitting on an amp backstage watching grinderswitch. grinderswitch was killer. between bands it took forever, it seemed, to get chuck’s piano tuned. some guy worked on it for what felt like half an hour. when the band came on it was like the crowd noise at a super bowl. once the band started i was too into the music to be concerned with anything else. i do recall dickey getting down on his knees and playing the solo on ramblin’ man. which didn’t fit the bands image, i don’t know? just looked weird. we tried to get backstage, with no luck. however we saw gregg come off stage greeted by, what at the time looked like, half a dozen beautiful blonde women. in reality i believe it was at least two, maybe three?? if it wasn’t sold out it was damn close.

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