I’ve got a collection of flyers — you start to feel silly about it after a while, or at least you start to feel like you’re supposed to start feeling silly about it — for shows from my first couple of years at Auburn, and even some from before I was here.
I don’t have the Rolling Stones flyer.
If I did, I’d be $5,000 to $6,000 richer… at least according to Gary Somhers, who appraised a telephone pole-salvaged poster advertising the November 14, 1969 show at Beard-Eaves (then Auburn Memorial) Coliseum on a 2007 episode of PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow.”
The Stones show is legendary among Auburn’s late boomers — hippie, straight, it don’t matter. Or I guess I should say shows, cause they played twice (the opener? Chuck Berry). They were stoned or drunk. Or lost in Loachapoka. Or something… and they didn’t get there till forever and didn’t play till even later. The story goes that the applause after the first show announcement that Dean Cater had for that reason extended the coeds’ curfew was the loudest of their entire tour (and immediately followed by Jagger cowbell’ing into “Honky Tonk Woman”).
I’m still counting on the flyer for that first Pine Hill Haints show to pay off one day.
* Coeds. Watermelons. 1973.
* How Bama remembers “Punt, Bama, Punt”
* Charles Barkley avoiding the Noid, 1981* Nikki Cox, Auburn fan
* Rare candids of Pat Sullivan at the 1971 Heisman banquet
* My first meeting with Dean Foy
* Pompadours on the Plains: the 50s revival at Auburn
* ‘Cammy Koozie’s’ fund family’s trip to Glendale
* Crowd shots from the 1973 Auburn-Florida game
* The Secret History of an Underground Iron Bowl