Did you ever see the Grateful Dead in Oregon?
“Saw the Grateful Dead play many times here in Eugene, it was fantastic. Autzen Stadium, Mac Court. Ken Kesey, Mountain Girl, Ken Babbs, the Merry Pranksters, all the guys. We’ve had a lot of fun here. We look forward to it again. I know that Further is coming to old Memorial Coliseum on March 8, and we’re going to do whatever we can to get there. We’re going to keep on dancing, and when they come back to Oregon and hear they’re tearing Mac Court down, they’re going to play Samson and Delilah, where they tear that old building down.”
What was it like playing Mac Court?
“Mac Court was so fierce. It was just such a great place to play. As a ballplayer, that’s what you live for. Winning at home is easy. You go out there and do it. But the true satisfaction in athletic competition is when you’re playing on the road against a good team that has great rabid fan base, and you just come out there and take it to them. But when you get your hat handed to you, as we did in March of 1974, oh my god, it’s the lowest feeling in the world. To see all those fans celebrating wildly at your expense. Ugh.”