This one-off gathering was billed as "Elements of The Contenders and Uncle Walt's Band" and included Tommy, Steve, Champ and David Ball, along with a young Spartanburg drummer named Scott Stinson. The brainchild of clubowner Kent Saad and Spartanburg crony Chip Smith, the event was thereafter known as The Elements. Pictured left to right are Champ, Steve, Scott Stinson, special guest David Ezell, David Ball and Tommy.