It was quite a concert. Live music at its best and worst. Mississippi Nights was THE BEST.
Of course, I was younger and thinner and happier back then.
10/16/91 - Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, MO
Nirvana had destroyed some of their equipment, including Dave's drums, four nights prior in Chicago, so they borrowed some of opening band Urge Overkill's equipment for this show.
Toward the beginning of the show, the crowd repeatedly erupted into frenzied slam dancing and people were being launched into the air. The bouncers on the stage were trying to absorb the flying crowd members and were being quite rough on them. When Kurt was eventually hit by someone from the crowd, he stopped playing and could be heard cursing off mic. Krist pleaded with the crowd to "mellow out." After this scenario repeated itself about four times, Kurt stopped the band and yelled about a bouncer stepping on his distortion pedal and breaking it. Once a replacement was found, the show resumed, but the crowd didn't mellow out. When the band had to stop playing a fifth time, Kurt yelled, " it! You all want to get up on the stage? Well come on up!" The entire crowd swept up onto the stage, and the bouncers and Dave left the stage, leaving Kurt and Krist clutching their instruments against their bodies as the equipment was slammed back against the wall. After about 15-20 minutes of chaos, Krist asked the crowd to leave the stage so they could play some more. The crowd started filing off the stage, and the house lights came on. Eventually, everything was set back up, and the band played for another 45 minutes without further problems. The club stayed open late so they could finish their set. Dave later claimed the band had repeatedly and unsuccessfully requested the security guards to stop being rough with the crowd, so they retaliated by inviting the crowd onstage.
Washington State Park will be effectively closed. As far as rentals and shuttles are concerned. It'll be helpee selfee. I'll take the Big this time of year. Don't expect non stop action. Hit and miss but a chance for a good one.