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It’s interesting for me to look at all these covers now because I am seeing them for the first time, much like the audience might have seen them 25 or 30 years ago. As a collection of concert memories, it's also fun to reread the bios in present context.
As you wander through these programs, you may recall something special about your experience at a particular show as a fellow member of the crew, a member of the band, or as a member of the audience. It would be fun to add some of your anecdotes in these Gallery columns or shorter comments on the individual program pages.
Here’s an example: Once, when doing lights for the New Riders at the Capitol Theatre (Passaic), I noticed that Michael Zasuly (Phoenix Audio, Weissberg Sound) seemed distressed as he was “ringing out the room”. When I asked what the problem was, he said that he didn't know but the sound was all wrong. Recalling a long night at Designatron in Stony Brook many years ago with George Geranius, who did sound for Blue Oyster Cult, I observed that one of the tweeters was out of phase. Michael’s jaw dropped and he (nearly) shouted that "nobody could hear one tweeter out of phase in a sound system this big.” Then he did what any pro would do: he directed his partner Don Smith to check the phase of all the speakers. Sure enough, one tweeter was out of phase and that solved the problem. Sometimes it hurts to be this sensitive, but that’s something that most of us round-peg-in-a-square-hole rock’n’rollers had in common.
If you recall something interesting and you can say it in 50-150 words that you are willing to give away, please feel welcome to send it along. —Moyssi