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  posted on 3/14/2006 at 02:38 AM
Just a moment to share a great memory. Back in 86' Gregg played the "Belly Up tavern" in Solana Beach Ca. (Just N. of San Diego)...My Friend Mikal and Myself decided to go to the show at the last minute w/out tickets. I assured my Buddy that getting tiks would be "No problem"...Ha! as we pulled up to the venue, the Billboard out front proudly boasted "Gregg Allman Band" Sold Out!....aw *&#$! Leaving, never crossed my mind. We went to the Ticket window and Inquired about the availability of Tickets..."Sorry" nothing.We combed the line..."Sorry" Nada. At that time I was working at The Old Pacific beach cafe in S.D. where a lot of local Bands played. There was this guitar player in a local band named "Joe" that always boasted that he knew Gregg Allman, so I figured that Maybe this guy was here.
So we walked around to the back of the Belly-Up and waited for the Tour bus to pull up.. Sure enough this Monster bus pulls up with "Midnight Rider" scrawled across it along with some elaborate artwork... People started to get off the Bus and scoot in the back door of the venue. Toler and a other assorted Band members walked by, but no Joe...Strike 3 we figured. Then Gregg walked right by us. I had to try, "Gregg" I yelled.. "your show is sold out!" "No Tickets"...."Man, I am a BIG Fan, Winterland 74!...Cow Palace 73!"...I yelled...to no avail, Gregg kept walking and dissappeared into the back door of the Belly-up...I turned to my Buddy and said "Well, we tried"...Just then the back door opened and Gregg was standing there motioning to us to Hurry the Blank up and get over here...WOW!..we ran to the door where he was standing.."So you're a Big fan?"...."Hell yeah" "Love you man" i said...."Dig it, you're in" he replied..we smiled and dissappeared into the crowd. My friend Mikal was in Hog Heaven ( As was I) because later on in the show Gregg called a Local Guitar player up on Stage to play whose Name was Mike Reilly...My Buddy's name is pronounced the same way ...Mikal Raille....I'll never forget that evening!...Thanx from a BIG Fan!

 
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  posted on 3/14/2006 at 10:33 AM
Ya gota love those type of stories !

 

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  posted on 3/15/2006 at 09:55 PM
Wow! Makes my heart warm and fuzzy! I've had the pleasure of meeting Gregg on a few occasions. What a great guy Thanks for sharing that!

 

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  posted on 3/16/2006 at 02:13 PM
God I love these kind of stories. Thanks for sharing Vic. Did you end up with a copy of that show?

 

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  posted on 3/17/2006 at 06:07 PM
Nice! Thanks for sharing your story. I love reading stories like that about Gregg and the other band members. They all seem to be so generous with their fans.
 

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  posted on 3/18/2006 at 04:13 PM
agree great story so who is around still that red dog used to let in the back doors!!

 

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  posted on 3/18/2006 at 09:00 PM
Great Story !

 

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  posted on 4/15/2006 at 02:59 AM
Susea.....Thanx!...No, I don't have a copy of that show...would love one though, If...anyone has it!
 

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  posted on 4/30/2006 at 08:08 PM
You mean this?

Gregg Allman Band
Belly Up
San Diego CA
2/16/86

Don't Want You >
Cross To Bear
Sweet Fellin'
Hot 'Lanta
Need Your Love So Bad
Trouble No More
Things You Used To Do
Queen Of Hearts
Mathews Arrival
Please Call Home
Statesboro Blues
Stormy Monday Blues
One Way Out
Whipping Post

PM me with your address and I'll send it on....


[Edited on 5/16/2006 by ClayPelland]

 

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  posted on 5/1/2006 at 03:02 PM
Clay is da man

 

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  posted on 5/15/2006 at 11:41 AM
Clay is da Man!...I can't believe somebody has this show....What a Memory!
Thanx!

 

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  posted on 5/15/2006 at 06:01 PM
That's great. Can you imagine that 20 yrs later you'd get a hold of a copy. How sweet it is.

 

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  posted on 5/15/2006 at 10:44 PM
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Clay is da Man!...I can't believe somebody has this show....What a Memory!
Thanx!

You are welcome. It was actually recorded by a friend of mine that did a bunch of taping of live shows during the 80's & early 90's in Southern California. There's a lot of Gregg & Dickey stuff from that era and location that's on tape. And if you ever run into Sal Capitano, tell him thanks, because he's the one that made it happen.

 

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  posted on 11/19/2007 at 08:03 AM
This was not only a great memory, But With Clay's help, I got a Copy of this show. Just thought it might be worth a re-read....

 

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  posted on 11/19/2007 at 04:38 PM
BigV, this is a wonderful story. Thanks for posting it. So nice of Clay to get the show
for you!

 

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  posted on 11/21/2007 at 12:55 PM
Thanks for sharing this very cool story, BigV! And doubly cool that Clay was able to get you a copy!!

 

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