Leon Russell was headlining long ago at the Long Beach Arena - home of “arena seating”. Taking a seat in the front row off the floor was a much better idea. I think Rev. Horton Heat opened with a rouser. The it was time for the Steve Miller Band. Now, I have no idea how much trouble and woe the band had gone through to get to the show, but they certainly passed it on to the audience that night. Bad sound, out of synch with each other, almost got into a fight - and that was the best part of the set.
Leon came on. He used his outdoor gear. Indoors. Blew the roof off the dump!
Miller was reputed to be solid, live, but not that night.