This is a game that we should have won, the same as with Ephrata. That's what's discouraging.

They're all artists that I know and have played for me over the years. They're gracious enough to donate things.

On paper it's the best summer we've ever had. We're announcing 52 shows this week. I think we're going to have 10 or 15 more. Our first year (1998) we did 44 shows the whole year. This year we'll do in the vicinity of 250.

The Fillmore Auditorium has been one of the most successful clubs in the country in terms of ticket sales and shows we bring in. There has been a lot of interest in box seats, and frankly, we felt it was the next step into making it even a better hall.

She just went nuts on us. We did not check her.

Ticket sales are very solid, to say the least.