Just before the 2nd set opener China Cat, Weir steps up to the mic to say "well, ok, how about them 9ers?" BIG Cheer from the crowd.
The scene: the 49ers were playing the NY football Giants on Monday night football and both teams were undefeated. The band took a looooong set break to catch the end of the 7-3 game, a defensive classic.
My story: I was roaming the floor near the soundboard and saw 10-12 people gathered around something that turned out to be a portable TV....keep in mind, this was before cell phones/internet. I joined the huddle, watching the end of the game
hoping the 2nd set wouldn't start until the game ended. The game ended and we all yelled "9ers!" fists pumped in the air and then, poof, the lights go down and Weir lets us know they were watching, too.