let us out in B block but we had to go back cause the office
called. Did work. Lunch-got 8 joints from Ralph Bird. At the
C.C. with Andy, Christine, Ralph, Mike. Donna then Linda came,
watched people get thrown in the fountain. nite-went to McDonald's.
taken away, had the class in the Music room. Lunch-outside
at the side with Lesley (with drawing), Mark, Ralph, Andy,
Linda, Dave, Bob, Cathy (visiting), Mike and Christine. Watched
people get thrown in the fountain (about every 5 minutes).
Andy, Christine, Tom. We (minus Tom) went out at the back/side
(on the corner), met Mark. We went back in. Donna, Linda came
back from the shops. Lunch-outside at the C.C.-Ralph, Mike,
Christine, Dave, Ruth, Linda, Cathy (visiting), Bob, Donna,
Andy. Last 5 minutes went in, talked about (siamese twins,
Kahlenberg + deSmit ions)[poor Ralph.
The story had gotten out that he and Linda had gotten together
at Dave's, and a chemistry metaphor was created].
There is no entry for May 4th, Dave
took Christine to the high school grad..
Winter [at the Forum, the opening
act was King Crimson. According to Ralph's pictures Mike,
Dave, Nancy, Donna and Lesley went along with Ralph, Andy
and I. Ralph remembers this show in greater detail. He and
Andy had done some mesc (on the bus), and upon arriving at
Alexis Nihon got off. Andy felt he was too stoned so he bought
either valium or mandrax from someone in the Forum.
They decided to walk around, and ended
up on one of the overhead catwalks. They were chased away
by security, and at this point Ralph lost Andy. Later he ran
into someone he knew (possibly Howard Wiener?) who said Andy
had been found unconscious at the bottom of an escalator (by
the police)...he recovered].
the Montreal Star review:
"Johnny Winter's road manager paced nervously backstage
at the Forum on Saturday night.
King Crimson, the British group with a new album entitled
Larks Tongue in Aspic, was playing the first half and bringing
the house down...
...Fripp, small, pink, serious, was astounded by the reception
accorded by group by the 16,500 fans. He was, in fact, quite
frightened by a crush of people near the front who were practically
making the stage move. "I could see them swing back and
forth in waves," he said in a quiet Scottish voice. "How
can they listen to music in this atmosphere?"..."
(Gazette): "...the band plays some of the most intricate
and intelligent music around today, and lays out a rich, textured
musical tableau for its audiences (when they're not yelling
in mid-song, like they do here)."
the Gazette review:
"...Winter, with his plasticine albino complexion and
flowing white electric hair, is some sight up on stage. Dressed
in a tight black velvetine suit, Winter looks for all the
world like a walking skeleton...so Winter's actual playing
isn't really that important on stage - his best music he saves
for his records - it used to be, but the show's the thing
was at this time I bought Johnny Winter's album "Still Alive
and Well", with the great song 'Rock and Roll'. I was fascinated
with his look that summer, influencing a number of drawings...