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  posted on 12/22/2005 at 05:52 AM
Does anybody have any funny stories from concerts or sporting events? I woke up this morning thinking about an ABB show I went to the summer of 2004 here in Indy at White River State Park. It was about half way through the ABB set and I was standing probably about twenty feet away from the stage right in front of Oteil when a couple of guys who looked liked they walked straight out of a business meeting came down and stood right beside me. They were talking and kinda pointing at the stage when one of them leaned over and asked me "which one was Gregg Allman."I just stood there thinking in disbelief he was asking me that question, but very kindly I replied that he is the gentleman who is right there in front of us playing bass, and turned and started watching the show again. I could tell he was kinda giving me questioning look, and they kinda turned and stood there for a few more minutes and left. I could not resist doing that. I thought, what are you guys doing here, they probably got free tix or something.

The other one was I was standing in the pavillion at Deer Creek watching the Black Crowes the summer of 95 at the Horde Festival when I saw a naked, dirty looking man come running by me screaming and being tackled to the groound by a couple of security guards, probably got some road rash in undesireable places(ouch)!


I work at a Hospital not too far from Deer Creek here in IND and I have tons of stories from the summer concert season when they bring people in from the shows. I think one of the busiest ones for us at the Hospital can be when Jimmy Buffet(who is overrated IMO) comes to town. You have people who are in their late 30's up into their 50's
dressed up in tropical style shirts (mostly your soccer moms and dad's) trying to relive there glory years by out drinking each other, that can be a mess. The mayor of the local city was at a Buffet show and was allegedly accused of beating up his girlfriend.

The last one I can think of was I was at a Ball State University basketball game a couple of years ago and their mascot,Charlie the Cardinal was dancing around in the aisle when he slipped and bounced down about 10-15 steps. He laid there for a couple of minutes,
got up and waved and hobbled off the court and did not return. No one came off the bench to replace him.I guess it was just one of those things you had to be there to see!

 

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  posted on 12/22/2005 at 07:17 AM
Madsion Square garden, 1973, Moody Blues, we had seats row behind row some of my friends in front of me. Halfway through the MB show, with the place consumed with smoke and god knows what other chemicals my friend turns and yells to me..."What did you say Ed?" I hadn't said anything. We still laugh about that

It was funny at the time.

 

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  posted on 12/22/2005 at 07:42 AM
I was at Giants Stadium for a Monday night Jets game, the now infamous "night of the pumpkin". Can't remember whether they played the Bills or Patriots (think it was the Bills) and the Jets were getting blown out. It was remembered as the night of the pumpkin because it all started with a large blow up pumpkin getting tossed around in the stands like a beach ball. Then a couple of fights broke out. In one area some paper hats that had been given away were lit on fire then the group peed on them to put it out. Some more fights. A blow up sex doll was being tossed around and assaulted. Still more fights. In one section a fight so large broke out players on the field were standing near the edge of the stands to help break the fall of anyone who might fall out. It was the only time I actually feared for my safety at a sporting event. After that game, beer sales were banned from further night games at Giants Stadium. More of a scary story than a funny one.
 

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  posted on 12/22/2005 at 10:19 AM
Back in the late '70s or very early 80s, Nugent came to St. Paul like 3 times in a year. I was at all of his shows and one was really memorable. A kid behind me was looking a bit green around the gills and doing the slow back and forth rubber knee wobble. I felt him lean into my a back a few times and told him if he was going to barf, get the F outta here now. About 10 minutes later during a smokin "Stranglehold" I hear the awful, yet familiar sound of heaving and liquid splashing on plastic and concrete. I turned around and tore off this kids brandy spankin new letter jacket and proceeded to wipe up his dinner. I then tossed the jacket back onto him to the dismay of his horrified friends. In retrospect, it was a mean thing to do, but hey, what a way to learn to hold yer likker.

I have been to so many different concerts, but I must say the least amount of trouble has always been ABB shows. Not only is the music tops, but the people watching is unreal. In the Northern States we just don't have too many what we used to call hippies, but boy, they sure come out of the woodwork when the bros play. Great people with a very interesting outlook on life.

 

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  posted on 12/22/2005 at 05:19 PM
I saw Zepplin at the Omni in Atlanta in 75 (I think) and we were on the side near the top of the lower level. Don't remeber what was playing at thetime but a guy came crsahing down from the upper level. He didn't movemuch and oddly enough got very little attention for a while. I always wondered what happened. hard to imagine screwing up so bad that he made that fall. I'm guessing he was tossed.

 

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  posted on 12/22/2005 at 06:01 PM
Football game in Miami.

My bother and I fly down to vacation. The damn temperature drops and sets some sort of record in Florida. Here we are looking for sun and we get the damn winter. Get to the stadium and there are about 20 thousand no-shows for the game at least. I'm wearing socks as gloves and generally freezing my ass off.

We get to our seats. Trying to get pumped but too damn cold. Seated next to us was a woman in her 80s. Sucking on a beer and screaming "Defence!!!". We laughed our asses off and bought her a beer. Incredible. She was calling all the people who stayed home wimps. I have been to many sporting events in different cities but she takes the cake. The best part is she bought us a beer right back. If only I had brought a camera.

 

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  posted on 12/22/2005 at 06:37 PM
Wow, have I got a few stories:

Ozzfest '98 - I had front row seats for Ozzfest at PNC and during Crazy Train, Ozzy ran over to me and threw a bucket of water right on me, it was great. Earlier in the day during Megadeth some HAMMERED guy wandered his way through the seats, stopped right next to me and tried to hop over the chair. Instead, he got his foot caught in the chair and collapsed on me then landed flat on the concrete floor.

Later that summer for Metallica at Giants Stadium a guy had snuck in a bottle of Jim Beam and was drinking right out of it the entire show. During the song Bleeding Me the guy turns to me and goes "THIS IS THE BEST SOLO...." and drops like a piece of wood. His knees didn't bend at all and he didn't move when he landed. His girlfriend left him there. Oh yeah, in the parking lot before the show there was a guy handing out hits of acid for anything and my friend who wanted one didn't have anything to give so the guy said "How bout a blowjob?" That was pretty scary.

Megadeth at Roseland in NYC this HUGE guy spent half the show falling on me and my friend screaming "BURN THAT MOTHER DOWN!!!!" Wild

Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains at Roseland last year. Before the show a guy standing next to me and a buddy threw up EVERYWHERE. It was about a 15 foot area all around him. Eventually, most of the people who saw him threw up had walked away but some of us who stayed, including my friend and I saw many people walk over right into the pile of puke not knowing what they were getting into and then getting pissed when they find out they're standing in it.

Ozzfest '01 during Zakk Wylde's set he was throwing shirts out in the crowd and when I went to jump for one I broke the woman's glasses next to me. It was a total accident and I apologized but she didn't care, she was great about it.

 

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  posted on 12/23/2005 at 05:44 AM
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I have been to so many different concerts, but I must say the least amount of trouble has always been ABB shows. Not only is the music tops, but the people watching is unreal. In the Northern States we just don't have too many what we used to call hippies, but boy, they sure come out of the woodwork when the bros play. Great people with a very interesting outlook on life.


I would agree with you their. ABB I really have never seen too much trouble compared to other shows I have been at. For the most part..good people!

 

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  posted on 12/23/2005 at 07:08 AM
Had 2nd row to Buffett one year (I think it was around 94) at Buckeye Lake, it was kinda of a pitiful sight, but I thought it was the funniest thing at the time, a lady on crutches fell over the row of metal chairs beside me and just laid there and moaned, eventually I did help her up though.

 

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  posted on 12/23/2005 at 08:05 AM
Woodstock '94

I saw a guy walking up the hill right past our campsite wearing nothing but a vacant look in his eye and a condom.

 

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  posted on 12/23/2005 at 08:51 AM
Page/Plant show at the Omni in 95. The lights go down and everyone around me light up joints. I figure its safe to light up a cigarette. The security guy leans over 3 seats of people smoking pot and tells me to put the cigarette out. Everybody laughed at the guy, including the 3 guys he leaned over. He told me a second time to put the cigarette out. I said "I am the only one here smoking something with a federal tax stamp and I have to put it out?" He told me to put it out or get thrown out. I put it out.
 

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  posted on 12/23/2005 at 12:07 PM
Rod Stewart, Loggins & Messina, Fleetwood Mac, Anaheim Stadium, 1976. A crowd of maybe 50,000, including myself and date, watched in disbelief as some long-haired dude picked up a wooden barricade ("hobby horse"), walked up behind a helmeted security cop, and tossed the barricade right into the cop's helmet!!! The cop had obviously been trained in crowd control; he just kept on calmly walking ahead, did not even as much as turn around to acknowledge the guy. Within 30 seconds four extremely musclebound bouncers had the guy face down on the infield grass, and all you could see then was their arms flying up and down and his head bouncing up and down off the turf. My guess is the dude was full of meth.

 

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  posted on 12/23/2005 at 01:04 PM
Alpine Valley East Troy Wisconsin either 78 0r 79, Grateful Dead concert. We had 4th row tickets pretty much right smack dab in front of Jerry.

The mens facilities at Alpine have always been a disaster. If you are down in front you have to hike about a quarter mile up hill to get to them, plus they always end up with 1-3 inches of piss on the floor.

Anyway somehow we discovered you only had to walk about 300 feet and could duck behind an orange snow fence and pee down this gigantic ravine. So my friend and I duck in and join about 4 other guys relieving themselves back behind this snowfence.

I happened to look over and here is this dude totally wasted all rubbery legged with hair down to the middle of his back teatering back and forth taking a leak over this edge with about a 250 foot steep drop. You guessed it, he lost his balance in mid stream so to speak, member still in hand, and proceeded to fall/roll about 250 feet down this steep ravine. He had leaves, brush, twigs you name it all tangled up in his hair when he came to a halt at the bottom.

It gets better, he crawls all the way back up the hill and then proceeds to stand at the top turn around twigs, brush, leaves, grass, you name it all tangled up in his long greasy hair, lose his balance and fall back down again.

We were doing shrooms that night and my stomach and face hurt for a week after that from laughing so hard.

[Edited on 12/23/2005 by Peachypetewi]

 

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  posted on 12/23/2005 at 01:25 PM
Academy of Music in the Spring of 1971, the same weekend I wrote about in Willie P's book about Berry dumping beer all over me. (Buy the book if you wanna hear the story, which is a good one in itself).
Anyway, the dressing room was a literal dump - old mattresses and couches, filthy. One of the crew had turned me on to my very first taste of the old vitamin C, lots of it, and I'm sitting on one of these mattresses right next to Gregg. Now I wasn't so jaded as to not be starstruck sitting next to Gregg Allman but entirely too stoned to be able to speak. Some girl (I don't know if it was a girlfriend or a groupie or both) was sitting on the other side of Gregg and she is (she thinks) lovingly caressing his long straight blond hair, gently massaging his scalp and then sweetly pulling her fingers with these long, carefully manicured fingernails through his famous silky blond locks. Only problem was, she had her arm extended too far and it was MY long, silky black hair she was running those fingers through so seductively.
God, how I hope she's still a fan and reads this.

 

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