, attached to 1996-12-29

Review by feckless_animus

feckless_animus I remember this being some of the most fun I've ever had at a show. The other reviews do it justice. I'm mainly here to float a conspiracy theory.

This was the first (and only) time I was able to make it to a full New Years run. My parents live in central Jersey (and I was home from college for Christmas break), so these two shows were an easy drive south down I95. Somewhere near the city there was a billboard with a giant picture of some unfortunate young girl's red-haired orthodontic-hardware laden prepubescent face (taking up about a third of a full-size billboard, mind you) accompanied by the message, in letters ten feet high: "Happy Bat Mitzvah Cheryl!" (or whatever her name was, I don't remember).

I don't know where the guys were staying those nights (if it's possible they saw the billboard), and my theory is probably wishful thinking, but as soon as Mike started playing "Sixteen Candles," my friend Marie and I looked at each other and bust our guts laughing. Truth be told, we'd done shrooms that morning, so the day was full of little synchronicities. But this one capped the day off, so as to speak.

Does anyone else remember the billboard? Can you confirm or deny?


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