, attached to 1990-01-13

Review by samhey

samhey My girlfriend and I came late to the show, as we were engaging in "Visitations" in my dorm at the start of the show. Visitations were (and likely are) a ridiculous requirement of boarding schools that necessitate "3 feet on the floor" between the consenting couple including an "open door policy" such that the in-dorm faculty for the evening could come by and make sure everything was platonic.

None of that was going on with us and we eventually arrived at the gym flush, happy and ready to dance. There were about 75 people in the gym, a fair number given that there was a relatively small contingent of deep heads in the school at that time - a steady stream of poor-quality multiple-generation tapes were floating around the school at that time, but only among a relatively small group of fans. But those kids who were fans were big fans. The gym was a small set-up, with the light-board only about 50 feet back from the stage. I asked the light guy (I believe it was Paul at that time) if they'd already played Fee (which I thought would delight my girlfriend, now my wife), and he said they already had. When we arrived I think they were deep in a David Bowie set closer. They played a ferocious Fire encore (or set closer, but I'm pretty sure it was an encore).

At this show I bought a Junta cassette (yes they sold cassettes) and one of the original rainbow logo white t-shirt. Both were done after a few years from over-use. I was hooked after this show and I still look back fondly on it almost 30 years later. This was one of the best things about Exeter I experienced, plus it was a fun night overall for my girlfriend-now-wife and we're still together after 17 years of marriage and 30 years knowing each other.

Love you guys


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