999: Feelin' Alright With the Crew
Jon Young, Trouser Press, June 1979
ANYONE WHO SEES more than one rock show a year knows that a lot of the glitter wears off after the first few times. Which doesn't mean you're jaded, just that inevitably you start paying more attention to lighting, equipment, the band's mistakes, sound trouble, what time you're going to get home, and so on. The magic of even a very good show can easily be elbowed aside by more mundane factors.
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