Wednesday, May 26, 2010
December 12th, 1998: Kid Dynamite, Kill Your Idols, Fortitude, Daybreak, Lanemeyer @ the Chop Shop, Baltimore, MD
I've got a cool silk-screened poster of this show somewhere in my basement, though I'm not sure who made it. I'll try to get a pic of it up soon. There is footage of this show on the Kid Dynamite DVD. It's of Chris Penna singing along to the wrong part and getting busted for it by Jason. This show was super fun. I think Daybreak may have cancelled, or not shown up cuz they thought it was an evening show. Can't remember exactly. Lanemeyer were a pretty cool poppy punk band from NJ. I only know of one record they released but it had some pretty catchy songs on it. Not sure what any of the members did afterwards. Fortitude were one of those bands that weren't all that good but they had lots of friends in high-ish places so they always seemed to be on tour with cool bands. They were out with KYI at this time. I'm really glad that the Chop Shop made it on to that DVD. It's kinda like the scene of Minor Threat playing in Baltimore in "Another State of Mind". Maybe not quite the same level, but kids interested in Kid Dynamite 20 years from now will get to catch a glimpse of the place and that makes me smile.