denver man--at saratoga one year ratdog opened and the allmans actually owned it and i realized why the allman brothers band was headlining and not ratbobby.
i used to feel the opposite.
once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right. the ratdog show was actually great, so don't get me wrong on that.
No I hear ya, I understand why ABB was the headliner but it was just weird to me to see Bob open for someone. They opened for SCI a couple of years earlier and I thought that was downright blasphemy but I didn't make it to those shows so it didn't really hit me until I was there in person.
I liked the year earlier when Ratdog played RR with Kimock on lead and Keller opening. Actually I more than liked it, it was and still is one of my favorite post-Dead shows .. it was that good.
Opening for the Allmans I could understand, opening for string cheese was ridiculous. Plus I ended up front and center and was too hammered to appreciate it! (I'm usually very well behaved at shows)