The Bobs are doing their thing around the Bay area mostly doing the opening act . But that is where we start to get attention. WE HAVE NO EQUIPMENT!! Bands and managers and promoters absolutely love us. We can squeeze onto a stage full of instruments and do the job! So we open for Frank Zappa at the LA Coliseum. We're big fans and we show up for sound check and get the brush off. He never speaks or acknowledge us. The only person who seems excited about our appearance is the guitar player who we witnessed being read the riot act by Frank for hitting a wrong note. It turns out it was Dweezil Zappa. We go on to open for Robert Palmer, The Grateful Dead, Ray Charles and so on.