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  posted on 10/2/2009 at 08:43 AM
Anyone remember who all played at this event?
 
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  posted on 11/19/2009 at 11:39 AM
I rememeber - some of it anyway. I was 19 at the time. It was at the Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. The Allman Brothers played late in the day. Lynard Skynard and Marshall Tucker played prior to ABB. It rained relentlessly and was hot, but no one cared. Also, it is "alleged" that Gregg was a little "out of it" by that time of the day and "tossed his cookies" on his keyboards and had to leave the stage. I don't remember that part but all the parts I do remember were wonderful.
 

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  posted on 3/11/2010 at 06:47 PM
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I rememeber - some of it anyway. I was 19 at the time. It was at the Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. The Allman Brothers played late in the day. Lynard Skynard and Marshall Tucker played prior to ABB. It rained relentlessly and was hot, but no one cared. Also, it is "alleged" that Gregg was a little "out of it" by that time of the day and "tossed his cookies" on his keyboards and had to leave the stage. I don't remember that part but all the parts I do remember were wonderful.


Lamar was dosed and Gregg took some too. They only played for a short while.

Tickets were only $10 for this event. What a bargan. I still have my program......

 

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  posted on 7/7/2010 at 04:46 PM
I was there. There was a long break between bands before the bros came on, because of the rain. I was up in the stands while it rained. People started doing blanket tosses down on the field at about 5 or ten different locations. I swear they threw some people about 30 feet into the air. they didn't always CATCH them, either !!!!!
Skynyrd, Marshall tucker, Grinderswitch, and ABB.


 

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  posted on 6/3/2011 at 11:16 PM
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I rememeber - some of it anyway. I was 19 at the time. It was at the Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. The Allman Brothers played late in the day. Lynard Skynard and Marshall Tucker played prior to ABB. It rained relentlessly and was hot, but no one cared. Also, it is "alleged" that Gregg was a little "out of it" by that time of the day and "tossed his cookies" on his keyboards and had to leave the stage. I don't remember that part but all the parts I do remember were wonderful.


Lamar was dosed and Gregg took some too. They only played for a short while.

Tickets were only $10 for this event. What a bargan. I still have my program......


Could you dig up that program, and tell us who all played? I think there were six bands in all. I'm thinkin' ARS was there, but I'm not at all sure. Information on this historic concert is almost non-existent. It holds the all-time attendance record for any type of event at AFCS.

Didn't Lamar end up leaning against his amp in a stupor, until someone came out and escorted him off the stage?

 

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  posted on 8/26/2011 at 11:02 PM
Marshall Tucker opened, then Skynyrd, then ABB. I was standing on the pitchers mound during Skynyrd, but had moved up out of the rain by the time ABB took the stage. I thought Free Bird was great, but couldn't get into the ABB that afternoon.
I seem to recall in the Midnight Rider book that Lamar was given some bad drugs. I didn't notice anything wrong, but the music was boring where I was sitting.

 

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  posted on 5/29/2012 at 07:05 PM
... Grinders Switch played first , then MTB , Skynyrd and then the Allman Brothers Band. There were very very long breaks between bands , a HUGE storm came through and I remember looking up (Fulton County Stadium is/was a round bowl) and seeing half black and half white sky as the storm moved through. They were , as someone said, tossing people up in the air with blankets and I was in the stands and it was really a site to see, they were going very HIGH. There was a LONG break before ABB played and we went to the liquor store that was some what close and the shelves almost totally bare ,a BIG liquor store with everything sold and empty excepy for some bottles of Gin , so we bought Gin . We thought The Brothers were starting up and so we started running ,I would run , stop and chug Gin, run , chug , run hurl , run and chug . We got back and they were not even close to starting, so I was loaded on Gin (and other things) and I walked down to the stage and it was very high, and I saw Gregg and he looked worse than I did. BUT they played enough for all of us who stayed and that is one of the best trips of my entire life. We had a huge motor home and about 10 of us , 5 couples went down in that . I remember when it was over and everyone was leaving I saw several Policemen playing stickball with their billy clubs and using paper cups as balls , everyone was so happy . I have several photos from that day ... GREAT TIME !

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  posted on 1/13/2015 at 09:02 AM
I was there for this! They wouldn't allow glass containers, so my (now ex-) wife and I took in plastic jugs of wine. The opening act was Grinderswitch, followed by Marshall Tucker, then Lynard Skynard, then the Brothers. I thought Skynard stole the show. ABB showed up stoned, very late, played for like 10 minutes, and then took a 45 minute break, and came back and kicked some southern butt.
 

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  posted on 1/13/2015 at 09:23 AM
Too funny, awesome stories all.

Chugging gin, yikes.

 

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I was at that one. Drove down the night before from Knoxville with 8 college buddies. We were all broke, but had enough money for gas, beer and 1 night at a cheap motel. Eight of us in one room... Next morning all we had for breakfast was beer and jellyrolls... It was a great concert, except for the rain. There was one very scary moment, though. We got to the stadium early so we could stake out a good spot on the field, so we were right at the turnstiles. More and more people kept packing in closer to the turnstiles... At some point, someone yelled "they're opening!" When they said that, everyone rushed towards the gates/turnstiles all at once. I could see the turnstile from where I was and then suddenly everyone packed together with an enormous pressure. My feet came off the ground and it became hard to breathe. People were squirting through the turnstiles like someone spitting out watermelon seeds. I became panicked, along with a lot of other folks around me. Finally, just when I thought I might be crushed, additional turnstiles opened and the pressure let off. Whew! One of the most memorable concerts of my life!
 

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  posted on 9/9/2016 at 09:32 PM
Summer before 10th grade. Long day. One of my friends said he knew where they were keeping all the confiscated alcohol that people were trying to sneak in--Gate J.
I was like whatever. Much later after wondering what happened to him I glanced over to the side of the field and I could see people kind of falling backwards as my drunken 14 year old friend was cutting through the crowd yodeling. I managed to get over to him and escort him back to were we were.
I one point I was "hired" by a guy in front of me to keep him from falling over backwards from being so wasted.
We took turns getting thrown up on the blankets and at some point someone said a girl broke her back.
Last thing I really remember was Freebird. I had finally succumbed to multitude of indulgent activity and was lying on my back and astral projected out of my body and I was floating over the stadium as Allen Collins brought the song to a climax.
We had to leave before the Allmans came on because one of our moms was picking us up at a certain time.
We heard the stories later about Gregg coming out and quickly throwing up on his piano and leaving.
It was a surreal day and time. People seemed unified. You could tell by someone's hair or dress that they thought like you.
No politics.
But a Us vs Them concerning freaks against the establishment.
Unfortunately the times decimated many youngsters exposed to such madness, including myself.
Facebook and these forums have resurrected much of these shared experiences without which it would just be a hazy memory so far away that it was just a dream. Maybe it was.
Row row row your boat...

 
 


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