D.S. There was a Gov’t Mule show one New Year’s Eve. The first thing staff asks is, “When’s it gonna be over?” I said 4:20. That’s what the band told me. Midnight comes and we pass out mini bottles of champagne. Around 1 a.m. the staff wants to pack it up. At 3:30 most of the crowd left. A couple dozen remained, and they were like trees blowing in the wind. But the band was still playing. 4:20 and they’re still on stage. Then it ended. They put out a live double album from that show.
D.S. We had a private event at the Roxy one weekend. Bruce Hornsby was Monday. We were so tired we just stacked the chairs left over from the event and covered them in the corner. The crowd discovered them and set them on the floor. I thought, we’ll just roll with it. Pretty soon I got called into Hornsby’s dressing room. He was furious about the chairs. He put his finger in my face and said something like: “That’s bulls–t and it’ll f–k up my show.” He told me to take the chairs away from the people.
A.C. Prince, he and a woman got on a table or something. He had a belt that was strategically placed to make it look like [they were having sex]. So they did that. Now, relative to everything, it was really quite innocent. But at the time I was fairly shocked. I don’t shock easily.