Fan Submissions Sample 4

Submitted By: John Doe
Date: 05/24/1968 | Venue: The Coliseum | City: Los Angeles, CA

The first time I read Jerry Hopkins & Danny Sugerman’s Jim Morrison biography No One Here Gets Out Alive back when it was published in 1980, I came across the following sentence, “The concerts in Milwaukee and Columbus on the 1st and 2nd (of November) were ordinary.” I was at the concert in Columbus on November 2nd. After police stopped the show during the set-ending “Light My Fire” and ordered the crowd to disperse, the audience refused to leave the auditorium for 45 minutes and subsequently began ripping up & setting fire to the seats in Veteran’s Memorial. I’m not sure what constituted an ‘ordinary’ show to Sugerman in sunny Los Angeles, but in Columbus, Ohio, this was not your everyday rock & roll show.

Fan Submissions Sample 3

Submitted By: John Doe
Date: 05/24/1968 | Venue: The Coliseum | City: Los Angeles, CA

I was at The Doors concert at Cal State LA in ’67. As this page states, it was held in the gym. Not the most comfortable venue. But we were kids and it was great! It was one of those moments where your life takes a turn. Somehow, to my hearing, the music was superior to the recorded versions, but nothing could compete with the spectacle of Morrison–reading poetry, tossing pages to the floor as he went, leaning over and gazing at Robby’s guitar playing. I don’t know how long they had gone on, but it must have been close to lights out, when I looked to my left and there through the doors came my dad–chinos, loafers, crew cut–and the look on his face was the pure expression of “what the hell is going on here?”

"Love Me Two Times" featuring Taylor Hawkins

Fan Submissions Sample 2

Submitted By: John Doe
Date: 05/24/1968 | Venue: The Coliseum | City: Los Angeles, CA

In 1970 I went to the CCR concert at the Miami Beach Convention Center with my date and another couple. After the concert the four of us went to the Marco Polo Hotel for after concert drinks. We were late so we could not get up close and were seated at a table near the back of the room. The room probably only held 200 people, if that so any table was pretty close to the stage. Canned Heat was playing that night. This club, off the lobby was called ‘The Hump’.

Fan Submissions Sample 1

Submitted By: John Doe
Date: 05/24/1968 | Venue: The Coliseum | City: Los Angeles, CA

I was visiting Los Angeles with Daily Flash and had time to kill, so I simply went to see them play one night just prior to their leap into stardom.

I was staying at the Tropicana Motor Hotel. Over breakfast I met John Densmore. I had no idea who he was but we managed to develop a decent conversation that was followed by an invitation to pop across the road to see the rehearsal studio. John put me on the guest list later that night at Pandora’s to see them perform. That’s it. Not much of a story, but they were excellent… playing a set of controlled but strong music pieces… I could sense an academic/philosophic mind at work behind their ideas. The club was small. The group were situated on the floor level with the audience, and everyone in the club was standing as close as possible to the group. Maybe there were a little less than 100 people. It was intimate. The night reminded me of the first gigs of the Daily Flash, where the people who came to see us, both new fans and friends needed us to raise the bar for what a performance could be, somehow turn the night into magic.