First Avenue Memories & 40th Anniversary Show

Posted: December 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: breaking, Front Page, News | No Comments »


No. 1 memories for First Avenue’s 40th

By CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER, Star Tribune

SEAN TILLMANN:
Har Mar Superstar, Sean-Na-Na

I’ve seen countless shows there from the age 15 onward. One story that really sticks out was at Sebadoh in ’94 or ’95. They were my favorite band at the time, and I was super-excited. As I walked in, [frontman] Lou Barlow asked me where the bathroom was. I was star-struck. I had never been backstage at that point, but I had seen a door near the front entrance that staff were always going in and out of. I assumed it was the rock-star/staff bathroom and excitedly pointed him in that direction.

Seconds later, he was running away from security who were trying to find out what he was doing in an unauthorized room. When they took the stage, Lou was in a terrible mood. The show was rocky for 15 minutes and, after a meltdown, Lou huffed off stage. It was over just as it was starting. I was directly responsible, and I was mortified but still found it hilarious.

That’s the last time I ever got star-struck. We’re all just looking for the bathroom, man.


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Looking forward to the First Avenue 40th Anniversary show tonight. See you there!


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