Sunday, February 28, 2010
April 26th, 1997: Damnation AD, Floorpunch, Hands Tied, Better Than a Thousand, Envy @ Safari Club, Washington, DC
I didn't actually get to go to this show but I've always kept the flyer. I almost never keep flyers for shows I didn't go to, but this was Better Than a Thousand's first show, so it's some real history here. I didn't have a car for the first few years that I was at college so I was at the mercy of the very few punk friends I went to school with to give me rides to shows. I think Scott Peters, who is involved with Baltimore's Dead Venues blog, was my last hope for a ride to this show, but it was the same day as UMBC's annual outdoor festival known as Quadmania, and I think he was more interested in seeing Nerf Herder and getting trashed on campus than driving to DC for a bunch of hardcore bands. Epic fail, in my eyes anyway. I remember being told that a good chunk of BT1K's setlist was classic Youth of Today songs. This also would have been one of my last chances to catch a show at the legendary Safari Club, which I never did since I had no transportation.