Amazing show -- saw the last show of that tour in Washington state somewhere outside of Seattle. Jane's was electric -- Ice-T and body Count - huge surprise! Henry Rollins literally blasted open that tour - had everybody talking - huge buzz across the fairgrounds. Great memories! Within the span of a single year (like maybe 16 months) saw Jane's play to 50-100 people at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver - later 3K people in a old hockey rink, and finally 30K people on that last show of Lollapalooza.This does not compete with the Last Waltz story, but I have always regretted not going to the first Lollapalooza tour in the 90s.
I share your pain (and exact circumstances) for that tour. If I told you I even had an invite through a back channel to the inner sanctum of that tour I'd have to admit it myself and start crying all these years later. THat said I was also pretty depressed and going through a divorce so even though I had a golden pass and a seat at the table I understand how I let that one go. Still stings though....I also screwed up badly when Page and Plant returned in '98...I should have gone to see them again, but at that time, I was emersed in college coursework and pretty broke, so I never went. Little did I know then that it was my last chance to see anything that truly resembled Led Zeppelin ever again.