The Songs Still Remind Me
During my drive to work today, rocking out to The Fullblast, a wave of nostalgia came over me. Memories of local shows flooded my mind. They are playing a reunion show tonight for the first time in two years. I’m a little sad I can’t go, but driving to Toronto on a Wednesday night doesn’t work so well for me.
Local music filled my weekends and occasionally my weekdays from the time I was a junior in high school through college. I realized it was the same 15 – 20 bands I saw over and over and over again.
How many nights did I spend at VFW halls packed with kids, singing until I lost my voice and drinking in the parking lot? I’d go to a show, didn’t matter who was playing, and there were all my friends – every single one of them.
Almost can’t watch this without crying a little. I was standing just to the right of the camera.
I miss the high-fives, the handshakes and heartbreaks, the 40 ouncers, sing-a-longs, parking lots full of vans, late night trips to Pizza Bell, the Wrecking Crew, bball before the show, hanging out at the Supina’s, my ridiculous haircut, makeups, makeouts, solos and the overrated clapping part in every other song, holes in ceilings, grumpy old men, touring band sleepovers, no girlfriends allowed, halloween, and the songs…damn those kids were talented.
I miss it all. I hope the scene is still there, but the bands broke up and the kids moved on and I think all that passion went with them. We were really, really spoiled with how amazing it was.
So, to the King of the Detroit Local Music Scene, you know who you are…thanks for the memories.
I made a playlist on Last.fm, too many bands are missing. B was in about 50 of them ;)
I’ll go through my photos when I get home, I’m sure I’ve got some good ones I can post.
(Does anyone know how to put a playlist chart on a blog?)07.30.08 in those were the days