There was more than one witness to the incident it happened in a flash

Arrest Warrant for Jim Morrison 1969
THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY BILL COSFORD AND PUBLISHED BY MIAMI HERALD ON DECEMBER 9, 2010.

Three years before his death in 1994, Miami Herald movie critic Bill Cosford wrote about being at Dinner Key Auditorium the night Jim Morrison and the Doors played on March 1, 1969.

Twenty-two years ago this weekend, on March 1, 1969, a warm Saturday night, Jim Morrison and The Doors played Dinner Key Auditorium. Afterward, the band never would be the same.

We showed up a little before 10, knowing The Doors would be very late, and thinking we knew why: The rumor was that Jim Morrison's contract required a case of Bud in the dressing room, and that until he had pretty much killed it, he didn't go on.

My date was Linda Scheiderman, a classmate from the University of Miami. We took the motorcycle, figuring it would be easier to park, because this thing was going to be very crowded. The helmets came in handy.

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