Excerpt from an article in Spin Magazine (2013) in which Carrie Brownstein says going to a Heavens to Betsy and Mecca Normal show (Bikini Kill cancelled) in Bellingham, Washington made her want to move to Olympia.
Interview with Carrie Brownstein in Rookie Magazine, 2011
ROOKIE: First live band or artist or show?
CARRIE BROWNSTEIN (Sleater-Kinney / Wild Flag): “I saw Madonna in fifth grade on her ‘Like A Virgin’ Tour. She played at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. My other significant first show was Fastbacks / Beat Happening / Mecca Normal at the OK Hotel, which is also in Seattle. I was a sophomore in high school. It was the first time I saw musicians playing music up close.” – Rookie Magazine, 2011