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This might be a good place to remind you that we want to add candid comments from the bands, other crew members and the audience. Your comments are welcome.
Here’s another example, even though I couldn’t find a program for any Bo Diddley show: Ira Bourstein—who was one of my all-time all-star follow-spot operators—was totally blown away by Bo Diddley’s performance at Convention Hall in Asbury Park. He kept looking for wah-wah pedals and synthesizers and all that, but couldn’t see any because there weren’t any. He asked over the intercom how Bo made all that sound without wah-wahs and synthesizers and I suggested that he ask Bo. After the show, Ira approached me while hanging out at stage left and asked the same question. Just then, Bo Diddley walked out on stage to collect his guitar and I prodded Ira to ask him. Bo, only slightly befuddled and only for a moment, moved his hands back and forth in little arcs and said, “with these”.
I love rock’n’roll.
Also, if you noticed that the sixth program in this panel (red border) is missing a masthead of any kind, then you may realize that we have a cover without a program! Since I am a lazy Pisces, the cover didn’t happen without a concert—but what concert, when and where? Probably the Plasmatics. If you know, please contact me.