This was our high school prom. I say our, because I attended Columbia High School in Decatur, GA. from 1966-1971. It was such a crazy scene. All us little suburban kids in our rented tuxedos with the girls in their finest dresses, in our gymnasium, while the ABB TORE IT UP, as all the long haired Freaks toked and grooved. THE BEST PROM EVER!!!
Just want to set the record straight. ABB played Columbia High School’s Junior/Senior Prom on this date. They did play in the gym but played from the stage not the main floor. I was in the 10th grade, a sophomore, and therefore could not attend. I was there however when the truck with the red stripe around the top showed up and helped Reddog and the rest of the roadies unload the truck with a few of my friends. We then asked to hang around and watch them set up to which they agreed. The band showed up in the Winnebago they used at the time and we got to greet them in the student parking lot. They used the boys locker room downstairs directly below the stage as a dressing room. The roadies and my friends and I helped bring in the personal things and when we were done a friend of mine, may have been Chuck Brown or Gerald Edison, gave Reddog a……present and he invited us to share it! The dates and most of this info can be verified by checking GOOGLE and referencing Allman Brothers Columbia High school. The Strip Project is the first entry and it has a picture of ABB playing on the stage. There are more entries which back thism up so take a look.
OK GANG: I do not believe they did the show in Fla calendared same night as this one was introed as a function of the Decatur Jr. College was at Columbia H S Gymn in Decatur…duh…cuz the Jr College either had no such venue or the venue was tied up at that time…Now this was of particular note to me because if my fogged brain remembers it was my second LIVE ABB show a present of my love interest at the time who dumped me the NEXT Morning…never mind…They were introduce by a representative of the Student Government or the Entertainment Activities Council er such as a realyy GREAT “Blues Band” and they came up with a rousing first number I would suggest was ” Statesboro Blues” if memory serves correctly but it was certainly an excited and stoned crowd as we were on the basketball floor…the Allmans were set up about where the top of the key would be on the floor and the crowd was on the floor level just a few feet away awesome awesome awesome…Duane said they really appreciated being introduced as a “Blues Band”… and certainly showed said appreciation as the Band played its collective Ass
off…I will not soon forget the high of that event…the next days contrasting low not withstanding.