July 8, 1999

Last Gasp at Liberty Lunch

Some friends and I went to see Sonic Youth at Liberty Lunch last night. It's the last gasp for the club at the old location before they tear it down to make way for a new development. The new Lunch will be just north of Stubbs on Red River. Wiley Wiggins from Dazed and Confused was there. I was talking to the club owner, and he recently broke his foot, so we were trading injury war stories. (He also has a three-legged dog named Lucky.) I was demonstrating how I was twisting the night away at Oilcan Harry's the night before I tore my ACL, when a guy took my photo. He turned out to be a photographer from the Austin American-Statesman! And I guessed his name on the first try! I don't think the picture made the paper, but it was pretty cool anyway. Also, Kim Gordon, the main gal in Sonic Youth, walked right by me and Shannon H. on her way to the ladies' room! I guess there is no special treatment for the talent; they get to mingle with hoi polloi, as it were. Very punk.

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