Dan's 2002 Speedway Journal


Carb Day Concert
Thursday - May 23, 2002

We hung around the plaza near the stage. It was pretty full already, in anticipation of the concerts to come. They were jamming some Mellencamp over the speakers. (John 'Cougar' Mellencamp is a local and is very popular.)

Here are some people that are really early, leaning up against the stage.

drunk move your forehead

We hung out there an hour. I watched the coolers as Brian and Joy went back to the garages to try and see Little Al. (Al Unser, Jr. won the Indy 500 on the day their 10 y/o daughter was born.)

The first band, 9 Day, finally came on stage around 3:30 and started to play. The weather was great.

9 Day band 9Day

The Coors Light Girls..

Coors Girls

"We're heads and shoulders above the rest!"

The race car driver, George Mack made an appearance to introduce the band.

Driver on rock stage

We moved up closer to the stage for the next band, 'Better Than Ezra'. This band is more popular, I even have one of their albums. The singer for Better than Ezra slipped down into the crowd on this song.
SINGER BTE Drummer BTE Guitar BTE Singer BTE Singer

We drank beer and enjoyed the music. concert crowd concert crowd flashed

At the beginning, a couple hot girls, front and center, was lifted up on a guys shoulders and they exposed their tops for a few seconds. The cops moved in and arrested them a minute later though. I didn't see anyone else get arrested today. The crowd was once again packed into the area - thousands of people. The music was good and it was a fun time.

healthy  girl big boobs

The band asked the crowd for a guitar player to come up and play a song with them. This kid did it and found out what its like to play for thousands.


Lots of people were getting picked up and carried aloft above the crowd for short periods of time. Thats new.
foot in air

Concert is over, time to go...

When it was over, we went to return our passes to the IRL office in the garages, but it was after 6 and they were already closed. I had to swing by the next morning on my way to work to drop them off. I always take the day after Carb Day off, except this year as I'm short on vacation days.


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