This was a pretty cool concert. The show was sponsored by WSHE, which was one of the rock stations in South Florida at the time. They had a great slogan: “SHE’s only rock and roll.” Anyway, the price was a whopping $10 for the two-day pass. Each day featured two acts.
Saturday was Joe Walsh and Country Joe. Honestly, I was more interested in seeing Country Joe, since he was a Woodstock veteran and I had never seen him before (Joe Walsh I had seen prior). Country Joe was very cool. He played by himself on an acoustic and sang songs that were as rebellious as when he was performing with the Fish back in the 60’s. Not surprising, “I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag” was the song that got the crowd most riled up. Joe Walsh was forgettable. Honestly, I could not tell you anything about his performance. I’m sure he was drunk and mediocre, which was pretty typical of his performances back then.
The Sunday show was the highlight for me. Spirit opened the show, and I LOVE Spirit. They were amazing. Even though the only two original members were Randy California and Ed Cassidy, they sounded great and played almost all of their hits (the only one I could think of that they didn’t play was “Mechanical World,” but hey, you can’t have everything). Closing the Sunday afternoon show was Hot Tuna. This was acoustic Tuna with just Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady. I have to say, I have always loved Hot Tuna. Their music evokes wonderful memories from my childhood. Anyway, I don’t remember specifics about their performance, but I remember leaving completely happy.