Sunday, May 23, 2010

Clarks Summit Methodist Church

Terry McNulty "ran" the Summit dances forever. A staple at The Mighty 590: WARM Radio he was the best, and most honest "promoter" we ever had the good fortune to work for.  

It didn't take us long to know if Terry said there were 722 kids that came through "the gate" -  there were 722 kids.  Period.

We played Clarks Summit from the start.  It was a place we looked forward to.  The kids either watched or danced.    It also sounded good considering all the flat hard surfaces.

Can't imagine all the people we saw there.  You do begin to recognize "regulars" and they always let you know when they liked something.  Gotta wonder how many picked up guitars, drums, bass or keyboards based upon talking to us.

Then there was the stop at McDonalds on the way home - the one near the Turnpike entrance.  We usually followed the van.  Lars drove while Leer split "the gate".  Sitting around the table eating and joking Leer would slip us our pay under the table.  Nowadays if anyone saw something like that we might get busted as terrorists or drug dealers - either he was that good or we were recognized and no one cared.

If you were there - thanks for a great run!


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