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Link Vida Blue and The Spam Allstars, Saturday, 06/05/2004
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

Set 1: Most Events Aren't Planned, Ochimini, The Cisco Kid, Where's Popeyes, Just Kissed My Baby, Russell's Tune, Jealous Guy, Get Ready, Electra Glide, Sheep, Little Miami (Reputation), CJ3

Encore: Cars Trucks Buses, Pick Up the Pieces

Notes: Jazz Mandolin Project (w/ Fishman) opened. Before the start of the show, band namesake Vida Blue appeared on stage and threw some baseballs into the audience. Portions of this show were released on the Live at the Fillmore DVD.

Musicians: Page McConnell, Oteil Burbridge, Russell Batiste, Jr., Adam Zimmon, DJ Le Spam, Mercedes Abal, Lazaro Alfonzo, Tomas Diaz, A.J. Hill, John Speck

ucpete Staff , attached to 2004-06-05 Permalink
ucpete I was at this show, and believe it or not, I caught one of the baseballs Vida Blue threw out before the show. It was autographed, and on one side it says "1971 Cy Young" and on the other it says "1971 MVP". I am a huge SF Giants fan and I was going nuts when he came out on stage, and I was actually wearing a Giants hat in the crowd. I caught the ball he threw out to his right side-- it's tough to see me on the DVD because my two buddies basically mobbed me when he threw it.

Strangely enough, a few years later, my sister gave me a signed Vida Blue baseball with the exact same things written on it (autograph / 1971 MVP / 1971 Cy Young) for my birthday. She worked for a prominent SF politician at the time and had met Vida Blue at some event, and he handed out a few baseballs and she figured I'd dig it. I guess that's just how he rolls. So yeah, now I have two Vida Blue autographed baseballs. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Score: 3

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