On August 23, 1967 The Who stayed at a Flint, MI, Holiday Inn after opening for Herman's Hermits at a concert at Atwood Stadium. After the concert, The Who and Herman's Hermits celebrated Keith Moon's 21st birthday in the Holiday Inn's rooms, where a birthday cake was provided by Premier Drums and Decca Records.
A drunken food fight erupted over the birthday cake, and when the Holiday Inn manager arrived to complain about the noise things went downhill. Fire extinguisher foam was sprayed on guests' cars, and Keith broke a tooth tripping on pieces of the cake trying to run away from a sheriff's deputy. The debauchery climaxed when Keith, covered in frosting, drove a Lincoln Continental convertible into the swimming pool. A dentist was awakened to repair Keith's tooth, with the sheriff driving Moon and the rest of The Who to the dentist's office. Legend says Moon was so drunk that no novocaine was needed.
The group spent the night in the Flint jail and a charter plane had to be brought to take Keith Moon to the next tour stop. The total bill for the evening was $5000. The sheriff told The Who never to return to Genesee County and Holiday Inn banned the group for life from its locations world wide.
I stayed in this Holiday Inn as a child in the 1970s when we lived in nearby Lapeer, MI, and swam in the infamous pool where the Lincoln Continental took the plunge. Later the hotel was converted into another hotel, I think an Embassy Suites.