Yeah, not really what I'm talking about but it's a good subject, too.
I think the Doors played at my school too but I was never a big fan of theirs, so I don't think I'd have bothered if they did. It could have been the year before Canned Heat. The school got some pretty big bands for that dance. And I vaguely remember one of the major LA-based bands playing the Student Center at MSAC to almost nobody but I can't remember who it was. Like they say about those times, if you remember them, you missed them, I guess.
The band to have seen in that situation was Van Halen. They played bars and parties around the San Gabriel Valley for 5 years before they hit it big. I had the opportunity to see them at a little bar in Pomona but I had to back out. I wish I could have gone. Talk about the band being too big for the room!
Don't look at me, I just work here.