I lived in Minnesota for four years and never saw the Replacements. This, of course, is because I lived in Minnesota a good ten years after they split up, but still. That’s really sad, for me, and that’s part of why I’m so psyched to see Color Me Obsessed, because it’s that little bit of vicarious thrill from people who did see them.
I’ve been postering and postcarding and stickering like a crazy person for this screening, but I’ve got two stickers (above) and a poster left, and I’m going to give those goodies away to you guys. Tell me about a band you love that you never got to see live — (I never saw R.E.M. either, and we cannot even talk about that) — answer what has become my new favorite interview closer:
If you had a time machine, and you could use it to go back in time and see one show, what show would you see?
(The Last Waltz for me.) Leave your answer in the comments by 5:30PM EST tomorrow, 1/12 — ie when I leave the house to meet Gorman for dinner before the screening! — and on Friday evening I’ll random-number to pick a winner. If you’re in NC, I’ll hand deliver; if you’re outside NC, I’ll mail it.
And remember: the Nightlight is screening Color Me Obsessed tomorrow, 1/12, at 8:30pm. Doors at 8, $6, and a Q&A with director Gorman Bechard after. Be there, or … miss something awesome. Be there and see a great movie. Be there and buy me a beer because I’m broke!
(If you missed it, my short interview with Gorman was posted earlier this week, and it’s here.)
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There are about a gazillion punk shows from the late 70s & early 80s that I would go to in my time machine, most of them in So Cal, but I think the one that actually wins the contest for me is:
1989-07-07 – The Tragically Hip, Nirvana. Madison, WI. $4.
I can’t EVEN.
R.E.M. is my greatest regret as well. But I’ll pick a more obscure one…Manic Street Preachers, 5/21/92, CBGB’s. Their final US gig before Richey’s disappearance 2 years later. There’s a few flaws – I would have had to travel to NYC, and I would have been 10 years old at the time, sooo…. But that would have been amazing.