Really good guys! I was a fan of Sam's music before, so I knew a little about them, but I was impressed with how down to earth they all were.
I think they may have even invited me to smoke some weed with them, actually...
I couldn't even begin to guess how many bands I've worked for, from the biggest stars to garage bands nobody's heard of... I have NEVER seen anything like the spectacle that was Joe Bonnarroo. He wasn't singing back then, either. It was just him solo on the guitar.
MAN what an a-hole!
And we were all bltching that REO Speedwagon was taking up all of the space on/backstage for the gear... Til THIS clown came around!
I was the only person backstage who knew it was him, and that was only because I vividly remembered seeing him on InHd a week or so before and was making fun of him.
Nobody believed me and were all guessing how long it would be before "Joe Bonnarroo's Tour Manager was fired" til he came onstage.
I REALLY wish there were camera-phones back then!