Saturday, January 08, 2011

Neat rows of bottle caps

Great interview by Graham Reid in today's NZ Herald, with promoter Michael Chugg. He's got stories for days...

"Concert promoter Michael Chugg - the man behind forthcoming shows by Santana and the Doobie Brothers, plus the Laneway and Grassroots festivals among others - tells good stories. By the dozen.

It's the 1977 Fleetwood Mac tour and he's sitting alone at a medieval banquet table backstage, which is covered in whole cooked pigs, sides of beef, lamb, chickens and turkeys ... The band - nine months after the release of their 40 million-selling album Rumours - are on stage with cocaine in beer bottle caps laid out in neat rows on a card table.

"Yeah, the excess of the excess period," laughs the man who indulged along with everyone.
"An amazing tour. The night they played [in Auckland] we had the biggest cream pie and water fight I've ever been involved in."

Read the story in full here.
Chugg has recently published his autobiography, "Hey, you in the black t-shirt".

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