its a very very nice plush old tymie theater and i dont think ive ever felt like i had a bad seat in the place. they used to have a restaurant w a few sidewalk cafe tables about a block away where u could order marshmallows for roasting and they would bring them to the table w a teeny weeny hibachi grill about the size of one charcoal brickette which was lit and buring hot. then u would take a marshmallow put in on the little wooden skewer they brought w the whole set up and toast marshmallows over the table top hibachi w ur pals right there on the upper west side at a table on broadway and 75th or whichever corner it was on! superb!!! i always liked the staff at the beacon too- they are soooooo nice- i just saw steely dan there in oct or nov or sometime in the very recent past and they let me in w my janspot backpack which was stuffed w my sleeping bag and everything. i even had a zip lock baggie (not kidding here this really happend) w about 3 T. of baking soda in it (for hygiene purposes) and the door guy unzips the pack, looks in there at the baggie w white powder in it and about a zillion other odds and ends (vitimin and aspirin bottles, altoids tin, plenty of other suspicious looking gear) and zips it back up and hands it to me like nothing at all was going on and lets me in. i also like that they let u out the back lobby door into a velvet roped off area on the sidewalk on amsterdam ave.
which is for smoking and ive smoked herb in that little velvet rope pen every time and they never say shit about it! the photo is of me outback the beacon w equipment truck parked on amsterdam ave. i love that place...
Ok, now this is off the subject, but seeing your picture of the truck and the "in memory of Ramrod" got me recalling something. I was in a liquor store in Santa Monica, and there on the wall is a gold album for Workingman's Dead, and in the frame is a little placard that says 'presented to Ramrod'. How it got there I don't know, and I wonder if Ramrod knew about this