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    Robert
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    over at sharingthegroove someone posted this great bit about a J+Fog show on election night 2000.
    http://www.sharingthegroove.org/msgboar … 092&page=2

    "Originally Posted by fishbait
    Ha-ha … yes, I have seen Mascis live only once, and it was very loud. It was almost four years ago, which was especially memorable because it was election night 2000. It was the Fog, with Mike Watt on the low end.

    The whole show started off on the wrong foot, because the club had printed some flyers that advertised the gig as Dinosaur Jr. That rubbed J the wrong way. On top of that, there were televisions all over the club (in clear view of the band as they played), as the story of the Gore/Bush back and forth tug of war unfolded before their eyes.

    Just as they came out to encore, the news was revealed that Gore was about to concede. Watt was livid, and J was crushed. Watt wrote in his diary that he thought J was going to blow out the club’s PA system, which being right up front myself, was an reasonable spiel.

    That was actually not the ludest show I have ever heard though, which was, by far, a funk/latin/groove band from Portland called Rubberneck.

    Will someone answer that incessant phone! "

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    AGAP
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    Cool review, I remember reading a bit of Watts spiel about that show…they were not a happy crew that nite!!!

    someone is louder than J live… :shock:

    #105193
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    Robert
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    "Coma Girl" wrote:
    someone is louder than J live… :shock:

    :shock: indeed, that’s gotta border on painfull + medically unsafe.

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    stanner
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    "Coma Girl" wrote:
    Cool review, I remember reading a bit of Watts spiel about that show…they were not a happy crew that nite!!!

    someone is louder than J live… :shock:

    i luv J loud, but he aint closest to LOUD :mrgreen:
    what about <JUCIFER>? i luv her :oops:
    s 8)

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    Annastefka
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    "stanner" wrote:
    i luv J loud, but he aint closest to LOUD :mrgreen:
    what about <JUCIFER>? i luv her :oops:
    s 8)

    Ummm, I have to say, J was louder than Amber for many years but the last fog show I saw was loud but not painful. Widespread doesn’t play loud, they just play well. I wonder if Dave had anything to do with the sound coming down.

    Going to a wedding in Atlanta next weekend and Amber is expected to be there, if I see her I will tell her to come here and see that Stanner is thinking of her. :D

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    Robert
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    Atari Teenage Riot is by far the loudest show I’ve ever been to. It was beyond painfull, it bordered on unbearable, even with earplugs.

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    Bucky Ramone
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    Loudest band I’ve ever survived was a Belgian band of which I have forgotten the name, they were support act for the Posies in ‘de Melkweg’, a not that big venue, but they had their volume turned up to more than stadium level, which came as a big surprise to the Amsterdam crowd, who normally enjoy the support act while drinking a beer and discussing loudly….. :roll: :wink:

    Also worth a mention: the Urban Dance Squad at the Pinkpop Festival a couple of years ago, the jumping of the crowd of 60,000 was registered as a minor earthquake by the Seismological Institute of the University of Aachen, some 25 miles away, I was there….. 8) :lol: 8)

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    Annastefka
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    Just wanted to add before I went to sleep. Friend that is having wedding party in Atlanta next weekend is getting married to a rock and roll (thats what we call them, eh) photographer she has been dating for a few years. I have met him a few times here in Athens but had never seen his work. Went to web-site this evening to sort of catch up on him and was very surprised. I like his work. Here are two fine examples.
    [img]http://matteblack.com/images/promo/jucifer_road.jpg[/img]
    Jucifer

    [img]http://matteblack.com/images/promo/tomcollins.jpg[/img]

    Okay, Mascis fans, name that band!

    Goodnight to all, husband in Atlanta with friends, tonight I sleep
    like a baby. Oh, if you want to see more photos, http://matteblack.com/”>http://matteblack.com/ Night, night.

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    FlyingCloud
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    cool find on sharingthegroove, Robert :)

    I looked up what Watt wrote in his tour diary about that show:

    J&the Fog tour diary 2000, Page 3

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    tuesday, november 7, 2000 – salt lake city, ut

    tonight, we’re at the pad I was just at, liquid joe’s, the pad that looks like a circuit city. forever memorable for the fantastic mermaid painting. the promoter is an outside one and j is mighty pissed at the flyers as well is george. they say "j mascis, mike watt and murph as dinosaur jr." – what kind of shit is that? bullshit. a few calls to bookerman steve kaul and all of the sudden it’s a liquid joe’s show – the outside promoter is out! charlie is the man here, he’s an old friend from the zephyr and now is here. good to see him. …

    our time to do it comes up and we do the do. the p.a. is too tiny and I can hear the horns blow as jamie tries his best to wrestle what he can out of it. I think he ends up blowing up most the whole thing. whoops. it was a weird gig for us though cuz there was like four televisions going above the bar, facing right at us and just talking about the election. it was fucked in a way. I tried to ignore it but right when we were about to play the stooges "not right," they showed the bush son’s face w/winner across and it was sick.
    in fact, j told me he felt a pain in his chest and he thinks it was brought on by the election. he said louise doesn’t want to live in the u.s. if gw bush is the president and he might have to move to germany. it was sad to hear this. george was real mad too and was cussing like crazy from the stage and giving middle fingers – he was mad! we have an ok show but I know j is bummed cuz of this election hell and that shit w/the flyers. george too. I know they’re both glad to finish up anad get the fuck out of dodge. nothing against the pad and the folks here – it was the outside promoter idiots who just were so lame.

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    rambleon
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    … but right when we were about to play the stooges "not right," they showed the bush son’s face w/winner across and it was sick.

    that was a terrible night for the world :cry:

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