TICKETS TORN IN HALF July 12,1973: VAN MORRISON and The CALEDONIA SOUL ORCHESTRA @ AVERY FISHER HALL (aka Philharmonic Hall) We had great seats, left side of stage about seven rows back. A pre-show dinner at a snazzy restaurant across the road where my brother thought it a good idea to take packs of DOMINO sugar to throw during Van’s rendition of DOMINO. I didn’t think it was a particularly good idea. And I was right as Kevin Patrick’s antics almost got us tossed out of the show. Van’s band was fantastic, as in really fantastic and he closed with a 12 minute plus version of CYPRUS AVENUE, whew. I was really impressed by the entire show. A TOP TEN kinda show. John Platania on guitar was amazing, the horns, fantastic and VAN THE MAN at the top of his game, bringing all to NYC to “bring the house down” which he did.