August 24, 1985 - North Carolina
Day Off -
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No diary entry for this day.
Posted by Dean at August 24, 1985 10:22 PM
I have an entry for this date (and all of the rest of the dates for the summer tour) for what it's worth:
August 24 - Scheduled to play in Charlotte NC, but when we called the club we learned that they were closed for the weekend due to a power shortage. So we stayed in Winston-Salem NC with Lane Wurster and friends. Kurt B. also came to visit. We went out for sandwiches, watched TV, and then went to Ziggy's (a nice little bar with music outside) to see The Right Profile. Had a generally fun time mingling, handing out stickers and playing pinball.
I saw "Little Shop of Horrors" (Roger Korman) for the first time. It was on USA -- Commander USA's show. Great film!
I remember this day like it was, uh, 20 years ago! Can't believe it! I think that Spin Magazine had just given "Big Lizard" a great review with a large photo of the LP cover and "Bitchin Camaro" was one of the most well-known songs in college radio at the time. I hadn't seen you guys live since your first shows in the Philly area, and was so disappointed that the Winston-Salem club had just closed (my memory is that it was due to embezzlement or that the owner had just skipped down -- where is she now?) and that I wouldn't see the Milkmen play. I think that I had driven down to Charlotte the night before only to find that club closed as well. I mostly remember that it was so great to see you guys and being blown away that you had toured the whole U.S. You were in pretty good shape after that haul, with many stories to tell!