At one 1977 Rod Stewart concert I caught, in the heat of the Win Lose or Tie I’m a Steelers Fan Till I Die shirtfervor, an audience member offered him a lit joint… Which he grinningly puffed on once onstage, the audience hooting their approval, then he handed it back to the girl. So there’s that. At the 1977 Billy Joel show, he cavorted onstage, as he banged on his grand piano, waving a tall green bottle of champagne. Was it real booze? Yes, because as I stood, rapt and starry-eyed, at the foot of the stage… he poured it over my head. (An anointment I was thrilled to receive).
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On the other hand, I suspect a tiny bit of booze or coke can actually enhance a rock star’s Win Lose or Tie I’m a Steelers Fan Till I Die shirt (There! I said it!). There’s definitely a difference between being a little lit-up… and being totally out-of-it. Kenny Rogers, in his memoirs, counseled young aspiring musicians, “If you need to smoke some pot, at least do it THE DAY BEFORE your gig; never on the night itself.” I’ve a hunch he was speaking from experience: Some of us will remember that, in his act, he was Psychedelic 60’s Dude for years before his metamorphosis into Laid-Back Country Gentleman. Cannabis is usually a risky thing to do before your act: You don’t want to have your mind start going “Am I Jesus?” when you should be thinking “Is Eb the right chord to play now?”