It came via a bit of luck and was a total coincidence. John Birch has a copy of the same basic book which belonged to the tour manager, and which has annotations and other fascinating information, and he very kindly sent me a copy of bits of that as background for this series of posts. The hotel names the band stayed in for example, and the total attendance. And I very gratefully accepted that and thought it was a one off item.
But then by a total fluke last week, when searching for something else entirely, I discovered another copy on sale. It turns out that these books were produced for the road crew and tour entourage to provide itinerary information, and they do turn up every now and then on memorabilia sites. It’s very nice to have, and all the more so because I’m bathing in 2000 Tour soup at the moment.
It’s tiny: about the size of a cassette box. But packed with background detail.