June 01, 1991
Set List:Shakedown Street
Greatest Story Ever Told
Queen Jane Approximately
Playin' in the Band
Uncle John's Band
I Need a Miracle
Not Fade Away
One More Saturday Night
Attendees of this show
I parked in some guys yard for a high price. The show wasnt that great and my highlight was BG's speech confirming the same. I think the party that went on outside in the park was better....
Overall bad vibe by cops in the parking lot carried over to the
show. Got turned on to some strong pot brownies which
somehow lessened the vibe a bit. Bad heartburn from
the brownies though.
My plan was to propose to my future wife at this show. I bought the ring,and planned to do it between sets. Then I got too antsy the week before and proposed at home a week before the show. Good thing too, because that show was like a weird police-state inside. Massive deployments of cops on the field after hundreds flooded past overwhelmed security guards during Shakedown. Years later, the wife is glad I didn't use that venue to propose!
So check this out. This wasnt a funny story then but I have come to laugh at it now. I wasnt going to go to this show but my friend begged and pleaded so at the last minute we go. We get downtown and find parking right across the Coliseum. We didnt have tickets so we immediately find a scalper and he sells us 2 3rd row seats for like $40. Come to find out one was 3rd row the other was 13th row. Fortunately I grabbed the 3rd row ticket.
Anycase - We hit the parking lot and I buy this bag of killer shit and I go to sit down and roll one. So I tell my friend David to watch out for me because cops were everywhere. So I roll a big fat one of this hydro and I mean a big fat one and I stick it under my leg while I go to roll another one. As I am preparing the next paper I look up and there is 2 cops standing over me. I was like what the fuck? Well the cops see this hydro and basically keep it and tell me to walk. I was so interested in the pot I was trying to negotiate a deal with them! lol....they basically said jail/fine kicked out of the coliseum or walk. So I walked but managed to keep the big fat one I rolled. So I am walking and light it up and my friend asks for a hit! Can you beleive that shit? I was like Hell No! This joint cost me $75....it was good though and my seat was awesome right next to a pretty thing who had alot of hash. So I made out that day! Sadly this was my very last show.....
Reading the previous comments reminded me of that "trip". I remember it was unusually hot that day. It is always a little strange going to a show right smack dab in the middle of a major city. We parked on the grass at Natural History Museum and headed into the Coliseum. The LA Police were the security and they were being harsh on searching people coming in . I remember looking at these trash cans filled with everything you can think of... from food , water to beers...glass pieces and bags of buds. Once past the gates it was no better... cops everywhere. You HAD to go to your designated area. When the crowd tried to rush the floor it was actually a sad scene. I saw police swinging their billy clubs trying to hit the crowd as they rushed past and the unfortunates who they connected with. Once Bill Graham calmed the situation it eased up a little... but the vibe was there. No fun at all. Just a straight ahead show.
The only semi funny thing that day was chilling near the back gate... a car rambles up.. words are exchanged.. security still shaking his head saying they can't come in. Jack Casady gets out of the car as if to say ... "Dude.. really? It's me" They finally let him in.