The concert was a temporary stage in the infield of the horse racing track at the Maryland State Fair. Having said that, you brought your own chairs or blanket or you stood. The weather was hot during the day but as soon as the sun went down, it got chilly fast. 25 bucks got you in, which is the cheapest show I've been to in a long time.
Promptly at 7:00 p.m.,
Johnny Chill began his set. There was a slight delay for a power failure a few songs in, but was rectified in a few minutes. He said he was going to do Crack the Sky songs with a twist. At 7:45 p.m. he said he was out of time and good night.
We sat and sat and sat for 50 minutes waiting for Grand Funk Railroad to start. They began at 8:35 p.m., and the whole thing was supposed to be over by 9 but went to 10. It seemed unreasonable to keep us waiting that long. Two originals were there, Mel Schacher and Don Brewer. Apparently they are mad at Mark Farner and won't let him play with them. …