Alan,Commander Cody!  Holy

Alan,

Commander Cody!  Holy crap!  I can remember being a toddler, sitting on my mom's lap and eating a bag of popcorn as she sat on the floor of The Armadillo, watching Commander Cody.

Do you know what The Armadillo was?  Something tells me you do if you remember Commander Cody.

The Armadillo World Headquarters officially opened on August 7, 1970 with Shiva's Headband, the Hub City Movers, and Whistler performing. The hall held about 1,500 patrons, but chairs were limited, so most patrons sat on the floor on sections of carpet that had been pieced together.

The Armadillo caught on quickly with the hippie culture of Austin because admission was inexpensive and the hall tolerated marijuana use. Even though illicit drug use was flagrant, the Armadillo was never raided. Anecdotes suggest the police were worried about having to bust their fellow officers as well as local and state politicians.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armadillo_World_Headquarters

I had completely forgotten about that.  Thanks for digging up a distant memory, you old fart.

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