Awesome those were the days .Great photos.
My name is Michael Whitlow and I'm from Atlanta Georgia. I was in the same band, 285, for 16 years. We were the house band at Six Flags over Georgia in 1982 and 1984. After that we were "rock and roll prostitutes" for 13 years playing clubs while traveling around the United States (mainly the Southeast). One of our best gigs was Club LaVela in Panama City Beach (one of the homes to spring break). Great stories and even better times.
I don't miss the road too much, but I sure do miss playing every night. I'm currently a third year medical student, so I just play drums as a hobby now. At least I actually get to practice versus trying new licks in front of a few hundred people every night. I have learned more in the last year than I would have in a few years on the road (especially with Drummerwold).
If Drummerworld was around when I was in high school, I might have never graduated.