Somewhere during the set of Aerosmith‘s Fort Wayne, Indiana stop along their Live Bootleg! Tour on this day in 1978, a gang of policemen raided the tuneage times to crack down on as many pot-smokers as possible. Aerosmith, however, in legendary compassionate fashion, finished their show and proceeded to bail every single arrestee out. Why the stint of reefer madness fear cracked in the first place is a mystery.
Regardless, we’re not sure what song was playing when the cops busted some crops there in Fort Wayne, but here’s to you, three handfuls of dudes and dudettes faced with a seemingly major buzzkill on that fateful tour day. Please accept this Richard Linklater Dazed and Confused montage of a nostalgia trip and his perfect use of the first verse of Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion” in the opening credits. Because what’s a sweeter emotion than getting bailed out of jail by Aerosmith? Besides being 18 and (puff) you know (cough), yeah:
You talk about things that nobody cares
You’re wearing out things that nobody wears
You’re calling my name but I gotta make clear
I can’t say baby where I’ll be in a year