Category Archives: MN History

October 14 in MN history

wow hallDavid Lester’s FaceBook post today

“30 years ago today, Mecca Normal had one of our most stamina-busting days on tour: 733 miles, two gigs, 4 cities, one day!!!! Mecca Normal woke up in Berkeley after playing the Gilman Street Project the night before. Breakfast with our friend DJ Laura Moody (KALX) and Calvin (K Records). Hitching a ride, Calvin shares driving duties with Jean heading north. First stop is Eugene, OR where we open the show for Vomit Launch at the WOW Hall. Right after the set we pack up and leave by a side door where Calvin has the car ready to go. Drive on to Portland, where we do a closing set at the Blue Gallery with Some Velvet Sidewalk. Pack up and then we drive on to Olympia, entering the city just as the sun is rising. I’m not sure if we actually had any food that day, aside from breakfast, but somehow it was all incredibly exciting.”

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