March 31, 1974
The Garage (Performance Center)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

The b/w photos are from the gig that Badfinger did at a place called the Performance Center in The Garage in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They opened for Alex Chilton and Big Star and we went to both gigs and we sat in the front row. Things were pretty low by then I guess. Joey had gotten very intoxicated. The second show was cut short due to Joey's condition. I remember there were two or three Asian people standing in front of the stage, right in front of him, and he was mocking them with some kind of stereotypical Asian dialect. It just went on and on and the audience finally started looking at them, as if to say, "Do you realize what he's doing?" I remember, toward the end of the show, Pete sort of led him off the stage. They were great all the same.

Harold Montgomery

The band was doing two sets and during the second set, Joey was acting a little tipsy, a litle mouthy. He started bumping into Mike's cymbals, generally being obnoxious and unprofessional. Pete was upset. He started scowling at him and staring at him. Pete stopped the show. They were doing a song and suddenly it was decided that it was going to be the last one. It was obvious to me they were cutting off early.

Christopher Makris (student)
from "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 238

Fresh out of the Marines, I saw them in concert at the Performance Center in Cambridge, MA in 1974. Ranks with my top 3 concert experiences of all time (Stones in '72 with Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin in Boston Garden in 1969). They played and joked for at least 2 hours.

Allan Satrape (2009)

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