Meeting General Public

When: February 1985

Where: Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland

And: I was so excited to meet the band — I was 15 years old and a huge fan. I had only really met one band at that point, so was pretty much reliant on luck more than tracking techniques! Luck worked for me, though, as some security person let me and a couple other people back after the show, taking pity on us waiting outside for the guys.

Backstage was chaotic, but I managed to get everyone to sign a magazine article for me, and got a photo with Dave, here…


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  • […] And: Saw the guys first at a club in in Sacramento, and then the next night in the Bay Area — and they were so amazing and nice, we trekked down to Santa Cruz to meet up with them again. They were fun and sweet and silly and just really fabulous people. I had met them very briefly nearly two years before, at the very start of my band-hoppin’ days, so it was very cool to have a chance to actually get to know them a bit. (I had been a big Beat fan, too, which made it all the better.) […]

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