8 MARCH • FRIDAY

Neville Chesters: ? see Gerry.
“$100. MARVEL AUDITORIUM BROWNS UNIVERSITY PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND. Got most of my expenses done. Set off with Hugh to change vans, we had to go miles and wait a long time, came back to hotel. Hugh went to hire a case for TOM. I wait. Set off for RI 2.00 took Roger with us in van. Not very good drive. Arrived 6.00, had to wait to set gear, finally set up 7.00 crowd came in everybody drunk, a few fights, no cops. We told promoter group wouldn’t play unless he got some security, he did!”

Mitch: “Needless to say the tour continued after we returned [from the Bahamas. Ed.]”

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Marvel Gym [demolished], Brown University, Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI, USA.
Concert at 21:00.
Support: Soft Machine with The Mark Boyle Sensual Laboratory light show.

Songs:

Purple Haze
Foxy Lady
Manic Depression
and others unknown

Neville Chesters: “Did show, went down very well. Smashed old white Strat, everybody went mad. Packed gear, very hard loading, finished 3.30 set off for New York. Long and terrible drive. Got into N.Y. 7.00. Got lost. Finally found way, got to hotel nearly 8.00 (drove 495 miles)”