It was a small theater, as theaters go, and they took out all the seats. The stage was very low, and right in front of it was the dance floor of course. Here's where this place was different: About 15 or 20 feet back from the stage there were a few rows of old Victorian style couches... You have no idea of what went on there! LOL... I also saw Creedence there for a buck...
I helped set up with others in the Theater, It was intimate and fun, I was just out of High School and came out from Northern Michigan to find other like minded people. The first light show i saw how it was done, and had many inspirational people that came into my world along the way. Also ended up working at the Avalon for Chet Helms too! The Dead came over to our commune as a weekly thing, we lived a couple doors down.
We shared our minds and tokes.
I miss the original days, and never really was a groupie deadhead, what for, I was there...not a groupie type, but a worker for the musicians and bands trying to keep the show going....after all they were people, neighbors too.