X was, and remains, one of the finest bands to come out LA. I have seen them many times over the years, at places like Madam Wong’s West. Here’s a ticket stub from a show they put on at the Santa Monica Civic back in 1980. You’ll notice that this was a general admission show. Real rock shows do not have assigned seating.
Back in 1958, 22 years earlier, I had been the star in the first production that anybody ever staged in the Santa Monica Civic. I played Baby Jesus in a Nativity show. They worshiped me. X put on a fine show that night in 1980, but they weren’t God – not quite.