In the 70's, the Dome was the place to be for good hard rock and roll.
Richard Heath (of Lic) and I met many beautiful friendly young women there.
(but, I met no more women after meeting my future bride, Cheryl Byrd).
One night after Lic played (they were playing two nights- Friday and
Saturday), Richard told me-
"Man, did you see that gorgeous girl dancing right in front of me?" The
obvious answer was
"Which one?" He said "There was only one." Anyway, the next night, if she
was there, he said
he would point her out to me. Lic had an opening band, so, wouldn't be
going on for awhile. About an hour before they played, he said "Hey John, come
here." I said "What do you need?" He said "She's here, but, with some guy."
He pointed her out to me. She was attractive, but, what stuck in my mind was
the pullover shirt she was wearing. It said "Spoiled Rotten." I said, "Rich, I
don't know. She is admitting it. Check that out."
It only made him more
determined. He wanted me to distract her date, somehow, so he could talk with
Being a buddy and the ultimate wingman, I complied. I have no idea what I
said or did to distract the guy, but, Richard got his chance. It is the only
time I remember him getting completely shot down to the point of being
I don't know what she said, but, he wouldn't talk about it or mention her,
again. I, probably, saw her in the club another 6-8 times and always made a
point to tease him. Richard, like myself, met his future bride in this time
period. I don't know if it was at the Dome Shadows or not, but, Donna certainly
came to the Dome a lot to see "her guy." Those were fun times that came around
once and will never come, again.