#80: The Doors Played at Danbury High School

The Doors at Danbury High School in 1967. Photo courtesy of YouTube user Rutazzurra.



The Doors performed at Danbury High School before their big break on Wednesday, October 11, 1967. From YouTube user Rutazurra:


“This show is primarily attended by nearby college students from Western Connecticut State College and locals of Danbury. Prior to the show, Jim and his drinking buddy Tom Baker were partying all day. Tom even gets to introduce the band tonight preceeded by a female announcer who tells the crowd not to leave their seats during the performance or they will be escorted out of the venue! There was also a beauty pageant prior to this evenings performance.


Early into the show a group of students who are mad about The Four Seasons being cancelled are ragging on the band about how wasted they look and how ragid [sic] they appear. The band plays great tonight with alot [sic] of energy, probably a carry over from their fabulous shows at The Scene. Jim however is pretty mellow and it isn’t until late in the concert that he jumps off the stage into the startled audience during ‘The End’, leaps back on stage, and begins to smash the microphone stand into the stage repeatedly in a violent scene. The marks are still there!”





Read more of Rutazurra’s account of the evening in the description of the video on YouTube.



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