There are ALWAYS tapers at ABB shows. Friend of mine was setting up to tape earlier this summer and was getting a hassle from security. Tour Mystic himself came out and straightened the situation out, and my friend got an APOLOGY from the head of security.
There’s a simple reason this band lets us tape: they realized somewhere along the way that the BEST ay to promote coming to an Allman Brothers show is truth-in-advertising: the tapes. People get a great show, they say, hey, those Alman Brothers are rockin’, think I’ll go! That’s how I got the fever!