Marijuana Plants Sprouted In Anaheim Stadium After The Who Played In '76

By Jacob Shelton
Roger Daltrey of The Who performing on tour in 1976. Photo by Richard Reed/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

You know it was a good Who show when marijuana plants pop up in the outfield a few days later.

On March 21, 1976, The Who was touring in support of The Who By Numbers when they made a stop at Angels’ stadium in Anaheim to give L.A. fans a dose of their famous Maximum R&B. Their fans paid it forward, leaving a little surprise for the Angels, who'd soon be starting their baseball season. Days after The Who had packed up and headed off for more stadiums full of adoring crowds, marijuana plants sprouted in the Angels’ stadium, much to the chagrin of the city, the park’s officials, and the groundskeepers. Was it The Who’s fault that their excitable fans scattered pot seeds across left field? Or was it just a sign of the times when a baseball stadium in a notoriously conservative part of California was turned into the world’s biggest greenhouse? 

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