I can safely say that I worked back in the early 70's at the Warehouse!
If Bill Fox or Brian read any of these posts they'll surely remember Big John, The Hulk, and The Pup. 3 Micks from Chicago who hooked up with the Owners in Carbondale. We all worked security especially the door closest to the stage entrance when we were in town. The white Warehouse baseball jersey's were the uniforms at the shows as well.
I saw a lot of the shows over 3 years 73-75.
I think my brother Mike (Hulk) had a hand in building the raised bar, next to the dressing room.
Three of my most memoriable gigs for the Warehouse crew was the weekend the crew followed the Marshall Tucker Band to Florence Alabama. They played at the local VFW which was packed to the rafters! Partied hard with Paul Riddle the drummer who was my age at 19. I was driving the motorhome back to NO and got lost due to my co pilot Lil Ray Compton giving bad directions. Naturally Fox came unglued!
Partying with Edgar Winter after his show. Then having to drive him back to his hotel at dawn. Wow way too many one way streets!!!
I ended it with chauffering the Stones to BR, on June 1st 1975. We were an hour late for the show because of traffic to the show..I tried to make up some time when the traffic broke and the motorhome went over one of the many bridges and went into a rock and roll motion which Jagger yelled from the back "Slow down mate WE are the show fuck em we'll all be late!
I would like to thank Bill, Don and Brian for the opportunity to be exposed to the entertainers that I saw and met! If there is an aniversary bash I'd like to attend!
Pat (The Pup) Doyle
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