Best band I've ever seen on my22nd birthday
To bring this around to bikes, I used to go to Hara Arena in Dayton to watch concerts. It used to be a stop for popular bands, but now it wouldn't make a nice sized high school basketball court.
Anyway, for a long time the concerts there were chaos. Everyone drugged out, pissing in sinks, cracking each other over the heads with whiskey bottles, you name it.
At some point Hara decided to hire security, so they got rent a cops who stood quietly by until everyone had beaten the piss outta one another and then escorted them out.
Apparently, they must have still gotten flack from the general public as next they hired the "Bear" patrol. This was a gang of gianormous bikers. It actually got to be more fun to sit outside in the parking lot and party and watch the side doors. Every half hour or so someone would try to sneak in or get tossed out for other reasons and these guys would knock them silly.
All was good until they pilfered my girlfriends weed before going into a show. At that point, I turned in my fan card.
Which brings me around to another point. When the hell did Amuricans become such polo shirt wearin shmucks? I won tickets to see Fleetwood Mac on the radio several years back and went to a big facility in Cincinnati to see them. Couldn't even smoke cigarettes let alone party favors in the place and people held flash lights in lieu of lighters.
I will say the music was good and I actually paid more attention to the paid entertainment than I used to.