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10 months 3 days ago in Community

Here is the Hollywood Bowl picture I was talking about. I couldn't put it in the original thread. But this one matches the sound check one photo from that day.

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10 months 1 day ago

so
if your sad & your
feeling blue
go out & buy
comfortable shoes
& you
tightrope walk
around the pool
rock

10 months 1 day ago

comfortable looking shoes -

on the film there are people constantly walking in front of the long shot - when i get sloshed and watch i'm like SIT DOWN MF'S it's time to concentrate on the performance - then i crack up.
been there myself in '88. nobody home, just parked in desolate lot, burned one, slammed a 40 oz cold one, then walked around the whole place. there was a couple of busloads of chinese tourists doing something in that other building right next to the bowl though, but i was happy to have it all to myself that day - high noon, literally. that stage was about chest hi on me and i'm 5'-10" if that gives you a better perspective. i also remember making a long distance call from the phone booth that was right there - most likely gone now. when my friend Chuck answered i said "hello from Hollywood!", and he goes "what? who is this?". i hung up, laughed hard, then continued my day. i was on my way to San Diego to see my bro for Christmas.

yep, comfortable looking shoes

10 months 2 days ago

That makes lots of sense
making the pool a stage
Jim wanted no barrier
between him and the audience
mohs

10 months 2 days ago

I guess they called it a reflecting pool. I read it was there from '53-'72. I think they put folding seats in it now. Probably premium seating! It was right in front of the stage. I'm pulling from my memory, but from what I recall it was covered and there was astro turf put over it. I don't know the direction the stage faces. I'll have to check the DVD. If I am wrong, I'll admit it! :)

10 months 2 days ago

sweet...!

10 months 2 days ago

that real perceptive Qhwy
how close is this fountain to the shell?
on a compass which way was the Doors facing/playing into ?
I would imagine east-- sun setting behind them?
Do you think they set up the stadium seats for the show?
Is there permanent seating at the HB?
If Morrison fell on his cat walk
How deep is the fountain?

10 months 3 days ago

On the HB DVD they discussed playing on the fountain. I will try and find it. It might have been Bruce B. who said it. It struck me b/c I never heard that before.

10 months 3 days ago

wow. bet lots of folks got a free show,
that July night,
looking down from Mullholland Dr.

which blows up my inside show theory
Ha Ha

10 months 3 days ago

no. the concert took place inside
Jim just did the sound check outside
Doors. always an innovative band

10 months 3 days ago

Yes, the Hollywood bowl is a beautiful outdoor venue. Like I mentioned before, the fountain Jim is balancing on was covered and that is where they performed right over the fountain! You can look down on the whole property from Mullholland Dr. in L.A. We toured the venue and walked right in and up to the fountain and walked the grounds. No one cared. It was pretty cool!

10 months 3 days ago

that concert took place outside?!?!?!? wow...

10 months 3 days ago

thanks queenie! great photo

10 months 3 days ago

Thanks for the link. If you google Frank Bez you can see more photos. Jim Morrison acting like he is conducting a symphony. I've saw two pics I don't recall seeing. Jim's back is to the camera at Bowl. Amazing what is out there!

10 months 3 days ago

never saw !
Jim
on tightrope ride
no one by his side

10 months 3 days ago

Queenhwy and Harpsfly: Here's a recent article about the pre-Hollywood Bowl photo shoot by Frank Bez:

http://www.esquire.com/the-side/frank-bez-photos-15159361#slide-2

10 months 3 days ago

There's a picture of Jim & Pam, where he's doing a magician act, with her floating in the air. He's wearing that exact outfit in that picture as he is here, and in the photo Nancy posted. Well, the pants anyway. I'm assuming it was all done the same day. I have the picture on my computer, but I'm not as computer savvy as you guys. I'm sure you've all seen it. Just google it.

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