Bill GRaham had his little touches he put on concerts. I use to see The Grateful Dead a lot, what I loved when he did shows out in the SF Bay area, is he use to set up a volleyball court at the back of the floor.
To start the game, he had the house mic and would announce...."We need 7 (or however many players are needed for a volleyball team) from New York City.....playing against them, we need 7 people from Colorado.
This would go on for an hour or two...at The Henry Kaiser, he would set up a tropical bar in the basement with speakers in there.....speakers in the hallways for the dancing Deadheads as well, in the bigger arenas.
I worked for Bill Graham doing security, security is a loose term, it was more or less a way to see a show for free.
One minute he could be talking to Keith Richards, and two seconds later ask you how your day is going, and show just as much interest in my answer as Keith's.
He was a good guy, as far as I knew him.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2007-03-11 03:52 by Bingo.