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IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES...
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and it was the worst of times...

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September 29, 2000

The Webmister (Terry) and I arrived in Ames Iowa about 2:30 on the day of the concert. Ahh, John is coming to my home state...albeit, not "Carey Grant town" as he calls Davenport but it is Iowa soil just the same.  Terry and I found Stephens after driving in circles several times - I think it is because he was taking in the co-ed scenery and not really looking for the auditorium. We picked up our tickets - said a few hello's to the people that had to work that day and headed for the hotel.  

Johnny Junkies at the Whiskey River in Ames      Webmistress and the Guitar Tech

 

The Shriners were there, hungry and ready.  We headed for Main Street and Whiskey River.  Ranger Mark, from Kansas City saw the pool table in the middle of the room and said "Ah, this is my kind of place"  We all had a seat at the bar with a few of the regulars and got the Webmister his meal.  The man gets grumpy when he is hungry, has one of those "timers" in his gut that says feed me or make everyone else grumpy until you do.  Mark and I played a game of pool (in which he opened the small can of "Whoop Ass" on me) and we ate some great burgers and watched for Priners. 

 The rest of our crew showed up...Crusher, Rich and Julie ...followed a little later by Patti, daughter Kenna, brother Mick and Todd the other tall guy with no hair. You couldn't miss Patti, arriving in garden gloves so she'd stand out in a line-up...we recognized each other immediately.  

Whiskey River running wild  Patti, her daughter, brother, and brother in law

 

The pre concert warm up was fun. and the majority of patrons there that night were going to the concert. I think I got around and harassed each and every one of them.  It was those two guys in the over alls from the rural routes of  Kansas City MO that started the "shots" for the evening. I know that the Webmister was singing "How much Tequila did I drink last night"  
Prine fans are great, they just "get along" and have fun.  Patti was ready to drag us all to her car so we could do a few Prine singalongs around the car.

   As it turned out, we knew the same people, a blast from the past, Dog Boy Bobby...if your  paying attention, your ears shoulda been burning!

    We headed out around 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30 (just couldn't leave) to change into the concert attire and go for the show....

The group at Whiskey River before the John Prine concert

 

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