Funny story about that moment "the toast" and Billy K.
As the band walked off the stage that night after the last tune of the 2nd set and before the encore, BGP employees started rapidly passing out stacks of plastic cups and huge gallon mugs full of champagne to everyone in the crowd. There was no shortage, we had LOTS in the middle of the balcony. It was the last night of the '80 Warfield run.
A BGP guy quickly places a table onstage with a bucket of ice and a bottle of champagne in it, glasses for the band. Bill Graham was pranking the boys and saluting them, us and a great run at the same time.
Jerry comes out, sees the setup, goes to his guitar and does the turned back I'm tuning routine, ignores the whole deal. Weirs next. He's surprised, sees Jerry and does the same, straps on the guitar and tunes. Billy comes out and goes immediatey to the table, pops the bottle, pours the glasses full and we did the toast.
To many more Billy K.
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