Fire Station #3, Evanston, IL April, 22, 1978
April 22, 1978 Unity Bluegrass Band appeared at The Old Fire Station #3 in Evanston. The building was an old firehouse. We first appeared there shortly after it opened for the first time as a restaurant. We loved performing there because we had the best entrance of any place we ever performed. We would slide down the fire-pole one person at a time. I was always the last one and what I would do is stop slifing down once my legs were visible and flail them as if I were stuck in the ceiling (as was a standard shtick of the 3 Stooges). Made for a lot of great laughs.
These three recordings are the full performance, complete with GROANERS, so if you ever wondered what it was like to be subjected to a UBB performance be sure to miss these recordings...
OOOPS!!! I mean be sure NOT to miss these recordings... ENJOY!!!
(SPOILER ALERT!!!! Somewhere in this performance is the only known recording of "Adrian's Song" aka "You Never Called Me By My Name" and no, I will not reveal where it is, you will have to suffer through the whole thing (like the rest of us) to find it.)