Where: Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland & The Clift Hotel in San Francisco
And: I first caught Mark outside the venue on his way in or out of the soundcheck. The next day, my friends and I showed up at the hotel, just in time to catch the guys checking out. FGTH were riding very high at that point in time, and new bands with a lot of fame are sort of like new money vs old money — a little more ego, a little more showy, a little less interest in the fans who helped get them there. We did meet Nash, and I have a photo of him somewhere. Holly, though, was not there or was lagging behind — the only time we saw him was onstage during the concert the night before.
Mark O’Toole at the venue
Paul, Mark, Ped and a mystery man
Me (looking about 10 years old) with an oblivious Mark
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