CHICAGO: Backstage at the Joni Mitchell concert Jan. 23, Fred Fine of Triangle Productions lamented that he had never made as many enemies as in the previous week. The Auditorium Theater concert was so sold out that he couldn't supply tickets to all those besieging him. Asylum Records promotion men had the same problems. The official count was 3982 at the $6.50 top dictated by Ms. Mitchell instead of the usual $7.50, but there were folding chairs everywhere and the audience even overflowed in to the lighting booths. The show was worthy of being the hottest ticket in town in the past six months, hotter than either Bob Dylan or The Who. Joni is at the peak of her powers as a performer, and her band, Tom Scott & the LA Express, is astonishingly good in its own right.
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