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Here are some cool emails I've gotten from visitors:

Saturday, 7 April 2001

Hi Richard, I was there too and have a lot of fond memories about the festival. I went with a bunch of friends of mine and we arrived around 11:30 in the morning before any of the bands had started. The stadium was about half full at that time and we took refuge about mid-field around the 10 yard line. I remember it was a great day weather wise and the sound system was pretty decent from what I recall. We stayed all day and left when the festival had ended which was after 1:00am. I remember that it was late as the subways had already closed and we had to take the Bloor St. bus which went only as far as Jane St. I had to call my dad at 2 in the morning to come and get us as I had no money to get home. He was pretty upset about having to come and get us but he did and he never mentioned it again. I was only 14 at the time. As for the bands themselves, I do recall most of them, especially the ones who appeared during the evening like Alice Cooper, the Plastic Ono Band and of course the Doors. In fact a friend of mine recorded the Doors set on his portable cassette machine and as far as I know, it's the only recording made of them that day.

The other thing I remember is that Mitch Rider and the Detroit wheels were scheduled to appear but had to cancel for some reason and so Bo Diddley came out and did another set. From what I recall, he played exactly the same set that he had already done just a few hours earlier which I thought was a pretty bold thing to do. Kim Flowley was the MC of the festival as well and I remember that he introduced most of the bands throughout the day.

~Bob Elliott ~


Richard Maxwell

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