Concert Memories

September 3, 1984, Toad's Place, New Haven, CT

Back to the East Coast. I drove four hours from Philadelphia, where I was best man for my best friend's wedding to see this show. Walked into the place, downstairs to the bathroom. I had my Poco tee-shirt on. Heard a guy say, "Hey, I like your shirt." I spun around and it was Rusty Young. We talked one on one for about a half an hour. First of three or four times that's happened. I told him I was a fan since PICKIN" UP THE PIECES and he seemed pleased. I requested Hoedown and he dedicated it to me during the encore. Like to get a tape of that one! This was the Jeff Steele/Rick Serrette/Steve Chapman band. Very good show given the players.

Mark Gould