My senior year in high school was a blast musically. The band with Eric, Steve, and Mike D. continued. We took on Chris Vernon as a singer. He was not the most versatile singer but he was good to jam with and a truly great guy. He was one of the funnest people I've ever been around. We continued playing Sabbath, Priest, Trower, The Cars, Pat Benatar, etc. We played keg parties and hung around with each other a lot. This was a great time really.
Then it came time to play the high school talent show. Lots of obstacles here. First, I was in trouble for some reason or another and was on restriction of some sort. Eric pleaded the case to my dad that it was not fair to the rest of the band to miss the opportunity so my folks relented and I could play the show. Then the talent show committee (or whatever it was) said Mike D. couldn't play in the band because he didn't go to our high school. So I filled in on bass - it sucked because we couldn't play the more interesting tunes we had planned on. Also, I didn't know the bass parts for the tunes we did play beforehand so I had a quick crash course on the tunes. We pulled it off and basically rocked the house. Of course we lost to some girl that did a really boring Asian dance. What a bunch of BS!!! Still, the talent show led to us getting to play a couple more keg parties.