catching up: the last five books i've read
the death & life of john f. donovan (xavier dolan, 2018)

music friday

Joe Walsh, 1974. Days on the Green were a great place to see a lot of bands for a relatively low price. They simulated the festival experience, except you had restrooms and food vendors. I saw Joe Walsh as one of the openers for CSNY and The Band. Here he is with one of his biggest solo hits, from 1973:

Edgar Winter, 1975. Barely counts ... I saw him, but have little memory of the event. It was a show with Edgar and Johnny Winter. Edgar played first, and the sound was so awful (San Diego Sports Arena) that we left before Johnny came out. Here is a 1974 cut from Edgar:

The Who, 1976. This was sold as a Day on the Green, with The Who and the Dead. It was my only time seeing these two bands, and I am grateful that Moonie was still with us.

Vanity 6, 1983. Opened for Prince and The Time on the 1999 Tour. Word is The Time backed Vanity 6 from behind a curtain, which didn't go over too well with the band. Here they are a few weeks before we saw them:



"I was at Day on the Green in '76" sounds cool no matter who played. That it was The Who and the Dead makes it even cooler.

Steven Rubio

It's funny, I was reading the Chronicle review of the show, and the argument was that it wasn't all that special. The Dead played a lot in the Bay Area already, and The Who had been around earlier in the year, as well. I just know I got to see Keith Moon.

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