(Day 9) Kingtones Memoirs
February 14, 1964
We got up at 1:00 pm. Phil forgot to lock the Kingtones van last night. All of our equipment was in it. He then left the keys on someone else’s car. What could have been a catastrophe just turned out to be the “Absent Minded Professor.” This was the start of Phil’s new nickname, “Fog.”
I cooked breakfast, and we finished eating at 2:40 P.M. Once again, we went to Porky’s to see if he had found us a one night job. The good news was that he had a “Valentine’s Party” for us to play at. The bad news was that it only paid $60.00. Normally, we would have turned it down because of the low pay. But since we were almost out of money, and any money was better then none, we took the job.
We went over to the house where the party was to take place, and set the equipment up. We then left, went home, ate supper and went back to play. We started at 9:00 P.M. The crowd really liked us. The louder we played the more wild they got. We finished playing at 1:45 A.M. I then went to get our money. I was told that Porky would be paying us, and we needed to see him in the morning.
I immediately started packing up. There was no need to socialize or flirt with the girls, because I had Chick waiting for me in Michigan. The other four guys, however, were “foot loose and fancy free.” They mingled with the crowd, had a few drinks and tried to impress the girls with their “Rock Star” attitude. In the meantime, I was the only one packing up. I was tired and pissed. Whatever “bull” the boys were using to pick up the girls evidently didn’t work. Before long they were over helping me. We finished packing and left around 4:00 am. We were still healthy and getting along okay.