Okay, here is my true Jerry bad personal care story. In November 1984, I went to see Jerry and John Kahn acoustic at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. Before the show, my friends and I were walking about the place, and found ourselves at the driveway where the buses/trucks pull up and unload.
So, after a few minutes, the bus pulls up, and jerry, John Kahn, and Steve Parish come out. That was it, the entire entourage. Jerry walks on by, says hi to us, how ya doing, and goes on in. After about another 20 minutes, a Dominoes Pizza guy pulls up and goes in with about a dozen pizzas!
Now, keep in mind, only three guys got of the bus. This was 1984, the height of the Reagan years in D.C. ( very un-hippie friendly times they were ), and way before "in The dark" and the commercial success thayt followed. So, you know, the backstage was likely not that crowded.
Anyways, when Jerry comes out, from my third row center seat, it was not a pretty site. Grease all over him, cheese in his beard, so fat he couldn't even sit down to play, matted hair, etc. etc. It was really quite a turn off.
Out of the loop? I didn't know there was a loop!