Snapshots From The Road:

Update: May 15th, 1999:

14 pictures from
"Vet Rock 99" - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
(Download time approx. 4 min at 56K)

Located 18 miles north of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base at Willow Grove hosted VETROCK 99, which was billed as "8 hours of classic rock" and featured performances by America, The Animals II, Beach Boys Family & Friends, Blood Sweat & Tears featuring David Clayton Thomas, The Box Tops, The Dovells, The Lovin' Spoonful, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, Britt Small & Festival, War, and The Wolf. The event started as the vision of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #210 President Gary Losse and event coordinator Lu Bates as a way to raise funds for several worthwhile and non-profit organizations in the Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks County areas of Pennslyvania. Special thanks to base Commanding officer Captain Thomas Nagelin, (who lists 'Monster' as his favorite 'Wolf song) as well as all of the Base personnel for help, guidance and support in making the event as successful as it was.

The stage setup was somewhat unique, in that there were 2 stages: as one band was performing, the next bands' crew was setting up on the opposite stage. By the time we arrived, we were lucky enough to hear the performances of Felix Cavaliere's Rascals and Blood Sweat and Tears both of which appeared just before us on the bill. We had a lot of fun hanging out with all the bands and base personnel back stage, and we thank them for making us feel welcome.

14 pictures to follow, please be patient while they load.

Welcome banner
An overview of Phildelphia
Vetrock 99
Overview of the venue site

The 2 stages as seen from the audience.

Video screen

There were also 2 large video screens for performance we see The Rascals' Felix Cavaliere on the right screen as an enlargement of him at the Hammond organ to the left of the same picture.

The backstage video crew

The backstage video crew controlling what appeared on the screens in front.

Rear stage picture

A rear view of the 2 stages, as see from the back stage area.

Back stage tent city

A small 'city of tents' was set up in the airplane hanger backstage, one for each performer.

John at an interview

John at one of many interviews conducted during the afternoon.

Michael, Felix, Danny

Michael & Danny backstage with Felix Cavaliere.

Dave & Charlie

David Clayton Thomas with our own Charlie Wolf.

BST horn section

The Blood Sweat and Tears horn section.

Crowd Left
Crowd right

The Vetrock crowd enjoying the show.

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