December 13, 2010

Kiss Them For Me

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My iPhone was on shuffle mode today when it started playing Kiss Them For Me by Siouxsie and the Banshees.  For some reason this triggered a flood of memories from almost 20 years ago.

In the summer of 1991, my roommate Eric and I went to see the very first Lollapalooza on tour.  We were both into a good number of bands on the tour, such as Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction and of course Siouxsie.

I remember Siouxsie and the Banshees got on stage during late afternoon, after most of us have spent a good part of the day at the venue.  We've all spent a pretty penny or two on bottled water to rehydrate ourselves, and there were plenty of empty plastic bottles around.  For some reason, people near the front of the stage started throwing empty bottles up in the air as Siouxsie was singing this song.  There were literally hundreds of bottles flying around, with people catching them and tossing them back up.  From a distance it looked really interesting, like a swarm of insects buzzing around.  For some reason this image has been branded in my memory since then.

Remembrance of things past...

1 comment:

MorgChop said...

Ahh, sweet memories. I remember portions of that concert very clearly. The scene with the water bottles was to be repeated in that summer's first Lollapalooza tour...of course my fuzzy memory of old age may be confusing the dates slightly.


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