The Michigan Daily
Friday, January 18, 1985
By John Logie
T he months of preparation and
rehearsal are over. The massive
crack production team has moved the
lighting, scenery, and sound equipment
into the Michigan Union Ballroom. The
"More Goofs Please" Tour is about the
commence, right here in Ann Arbor,
For the Civilian Fun Group, or CFG,
as fans have labelled the band, tonight
will be an indication of the commercial
viability of a tour which has a budget
rumoured to be rivalling the Pentagon's
for Fiscal 1984. While there has been
some fan resistance to the ticket price,
tour promoters Zeta Psi claim to be an-
ticipating near-sellout crowds.
A check early today at the line for-
ming in front of the Ballroom, and
stretching around the Union, and then
sort of bumping into the original line
and getting all mixed up, revealed that
the devotion of CFG fans is such that
tour promoters needn't be concerned.
The scene outside the Union called to
mind the fanatical enthusiasm Eddie
Cantor inspired in his heyday.
"I love CFG, because they rock!"
shouted pretty Shelly Nixon, as she
waited in line. The dedicated teen has
been standing in line since Tuesday,
and claims that the recent amputation
of her left foot due to frostbite will not
inhibit her tonight. "I came to dance,
and if God wants me to dance on one
foot, I will!" Shelly's cheery grin
echoed that of her uncle Richard.
Traces of a bygone era, an era of
political upheaval, stumbled through
this reporter's mind, collapsing down a
flight of stairs near the cerebral cortex.
Who are these men, who have so in-
spired the youth of today? Their names
read like a Hemingway novel...
Jake London or "The Clever One" as
fans have labelled him. Brown hair,
and all personality, Jake claims to like
Nick Griffin- "The One Who Bowls"
The leader of the band, and a solo force
to be reckoned with. His recent albums
have cracked top ten Jazz and Opera
John Shaw- "The Tall, Sort of Goofy
One" John's tender-hearted ballads
and warm stage persona have made
him the idol of pre-teens everywhere.
Dave Waldstein- "The One Who was
in Kiss" After leaving a short stint as
drummer for the glitter rock band,
Dave stripped off the make-up for CFG,
and became the backbone of it's power-
ful, yet tender, sound.
Lawrence Kent- "The Scary One"
Lawrence, the self-proclaimed "best
member" of CFG is a paradox.
Reclusive, and with deep-held religious
convictions, Lawrence's private life
seems to be at odds with his becoming
the cover boy of literally every major
magazine on the Eastern Seaboard.
Office of Major Events presents:
Two Legends! One Incredible Night!!
If CFG were a heavy metal band, this is what they would look like. From left to right: Jake London, Dave Waldstein,
Lawrence Kent, Nick Griffin, and John Shaw.
Reports of his disguising himself and
selling copies of the Krsna magazine,
"Back to Godhead" have been verified.
While these five identical quintuplet
brothers have worked hard to make this
, tonight's show, flawless, vague rum-
blings from within CFG camp
suggest that there may be dissension
within the ranks. Reports of a tiff bet-
ween Nick and Lawrence over the
number of operatic arias Nick will be
allowed to sing during the concert have
prompted the lads' father to explain,
"We're a family, you know... you argue
with your family. Get out of my face."
There have been suggestions that
Lawrence is on the tour solely to
provide his brothers with a secure
retirement. Lawrence puts. these
arguments aside, saying, "We're a
family, you know... I am my brothers'
keeper. Get out of my face."
The concert will be opened by the
Great Knockwurst Trio, who arrived on
American Shores from Viet Nam
during the exodus of the Boat People.
They were sailors.
If you can still find tickets under
ludicrous scalper's prices (rumored to
be $500 and a Cabbage Patch Kid), go.
You will want to tell your grandchildren
you were there.
Saturday, February 9
Tickets on sale at the Michigan Union
box office and all Ticket World Outlets
Call 24 hrs. 763-TKTS
UP to import Canadia
TORONTO (AP) - In an unusual ex-
pression of cross-border friendship,
Canada is sending some of its plentiful
moose to Michigan's moose-less Upper
Peninsula in an attempt to establish a
herd of 'the majestic animals.
THE MOOSE-LIFT begins Tuesday
in Algonquin Park, a large winderness
region about 200 miles north of Toronto,
where specialists from Michigan's
FALL & WINTER
Department of Natural Resources
hope to catch at least 15 adult moose to
bring home."It's the largest moose
transplant in modern times. I know ii
is,". said Richard Elden, an official of
the Michigan department, in a
telephone interview from Lansing.
The moose are not actually a gift, but
Canada's part of a trade. Last year
150 Michigan wild turkeys were shipped
to Ontario, where they are said to be
Michigan now has draft rights to 30
Ontario moose over the next two years,
out of an Algonquin Park herd believed
to number several thousand.
"It's not a pound-for-pound ex-
change," Elden said. If the moose hunt
goes smoothly, it is possible that all 30
will be transplanted 'in the next two
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