Hendrix was originally slated to play on September 5, but heavy rains and gale-force winds delayed the performance to the following day. Hendrix could have left, but decided to stay and play a make-up show.
He told a reporter: “I’ll play tomorrow. Tomorrow at noon. I don’t have to, but I want to. The fans are out there in the dirt, I have to play for them. They came because of me. [Otherwise] I would have a bad conscience. . . .”
Hendrix died just twelve days later.