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Wallflowers, 3rd Eye Blind Perform

October 1, 2000

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) _ An oversized yard party at the Jack Daniel Distillery turned into a full-fledged rock concert on when The Wallflowers and Third Eye Blind took the stage.

The world-famous distillery is celebrating the 150th birthday of its founder Jack Daniel this month.

About 1,000 invited guests _ employees, contest winners and the 361 residents of Lynchburg _ were kept in the dark about who would be performing Saturday because organizers were afraid they would be overrun with gatecrashers if word got out in advance.

``Y’all should be proud of yourselves, because rock ‘n’ roll would not have been invented without your product,″ said Stephan Jenkins, lead singer of San Francisco-based Third Eye Blind.

Guests were given two free glasses of Jack Daniel whiskey. Lynchburg is in a county where purchase of alcohol is prohibited. But since the birthday event was a private party, the whiskey drinking was legal.

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