So I met John Conley in 1985. I was attending Roseville High School. I was wearing a black T-shirt with the sleeves cut off and a Manowar backpatch sewed on the back (note: NEVER do this. Your back sweats like a mother and you are miserable all day). He approached me to say hello (I mean who DOESN’T want to say hi to the freak with a sweaty back) and a 30+ year friendship started. John & I (and bassist Mike Yoas) were all in a band in 1987- it was John & my first band ever. Fast forward to yesterday- It’s so cool to see John and Katie resurrect the band that was dormant for 15 years, but was their most popular. They released multiple albums, played sxsw and developed a loyal following. Hell, one fan from back then drove from L.A. on his honeymoon weekend to see the show. (Janice Tang please note). Anyway, great show. Mike did an excellent job on bass. He told me before the show that it had been so long, that it was like learning cover songs! Flawless set. John and Katie harmonized beautifully. Sorry. I had a full can of monster zero today. I’ll shut up now.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Canon HFG30, Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic