C Street in Virginia City. The elevation of 6200' makes climbing
side-streets a challenge for many. Between 1859 and 1886, the Comstock
yielded more than $400 million in gold and silver.
in a C Street window. The Sun Mountain Depot is the old freight
of the Virginia
& Truckee Railroad.
venerable Red Dog Saloon, open for business. Although the space
has been divided and reconfigured, this building is where Dan and
begat psychedelic rock 'n' roll in 1965.
loading dock of the Sun Mountain Depot displayed this fine sign,
no doubt seen by many of the folks lined up in the background. They
down the hill to the big camel races. Sorry, no photos of the camels.
original Red Dog Saloon sign from 1965 rests on the loading dock.
Mountain Depot a few hours before showtime.
of the Depot before showtime. It was soon packed tight with
hard-partying Dan-fans, many in very authentic western garb.
Charlatan and master of the 12-string, Mike Wilhelm, and his pal
Mike Ackley open the show.
Mike is truly a great folksinger.
A fine set by "The
and the Hot Licks took the stage at around 9PM. Dan even brought
backdrop along for the trip. It was clear from the start that the
crowd loved them.
Annabelle Cruz and Susan Rabin were lookin' sweet and soundin'
hot...or was it the other way around?
was in good voice and good humor. The crowd especially loved his
Rodriguez (aka Paul Smith) on bass. Better photos next time, Corky.
Brian Godchaux fiddles up
Guitarist Dave Bell was
in the shadows, so it was tough to get even a jittery shot of him.
He was sounding great, and looked like he was having as much fun
as we were.
Laying down some licks, of the hot variety.
Always in style, Dan sported
two-tone wingtips with his glittery slacks.
Dan can say a lot with just
Somehow, Dan and the Licks
just keep getting better.
Swingin' hard! The Virginia
City crowd gave Dan and the Licks big standing ovations
at the end of the evening. It was a great show!
Lake Tahoe on our way home
the next morning. Thanks, Dan,
Mike, and all for
a wonderful time on the Comstock.