Posted: Oct 8, 2016 8:09 pm
I was at this gig in Seattle in 97. Great show. It was the Pain in The Grass festival when it was free and not so commercial. It was at the Pacific Science Center by the Space Needle. It was the first time I met Mark Arm (I've "met" or talked to him a couple of times since then, the latest being at Gonerfest a couple of years ago).
It was on the fourth of July. 10 Minute Warning with Duff Mckagan were one of the openers. He had a Gun-n-Roses sticker on his bass case. It was kinda funny because being early July it was hot, yet some of these guys were coming onstage with toboggans on their heads sporting the "grunge" look that was still popular in those days, I guess. The local authorities "fire department" or whoever it was had warned that if anyone shot off fireworks during the show it would immediately end. Well, some asshole had to shoot off a bottle rocket but Mark thanked him for at least waiting until the show was almost over anyway before doing that. Good times. Drunk, nostalgic reminiscing.
I've always liked Mudhoney. They opened my mind from metal to punk.