Monday, August 10, 2009

Sylvain's New Band

July 20th, 1979
I went to see Sylvain's new band at Max's. I spoke with Billy Stark from the Blessed for most of the night. I got really update when Brad Barnett told me the Blessed might be playing at his sister's sweet 16 party but I couldn't go because it would be his parents that were throwing the party and it would be his parents that are throwing the party. I am supposed to write Billy and send him a list of addresses but I can not believe I lost his address. Howie Pyro was there but all he did was whiz right by so I didn't get to talk to him. Tommy Trask was there and he never even said hello. I swore I will never to go another one of their shows again but then at the end of the night he came over and said hello and was really nice. So overall I had a lot of fun at Max's that night. I fell down the stairs twice at Max's. Must have been those Heartbreakers drinks. They are so good. Oh - I spoke to Paul Zone also for a minute. He was pretty friendly.


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Blondie in Asbury Park

July 7th, 1979

I went to see Blondie at Convention Hall in Asbury Park. It is the last time I am going to see them play. I had gotten myself a 3rd row ticket which was really good. But as luck would have it, there was some kid that could not take photos so he gave me his front row seat. So I threw a beach ball up to Debbie Harry but of course it hit Nigel instead. He was laughing alot from it. I kept screaming out for them to do "Rip Her to Shreds" and she pointed to me during the song since I've been wanting her to do it for the last few shows. Then she came over and played with my hair, just like Tommy Trask did. Before the show I saw Frank and Nigel in their limo and they waved to me. Then Nigel saw me in the front row and went and told Nigel and Clem. The show was fun but Blondie is no where as good as they used to be. And the rest of the band was kind of boring. And such a horrible crowd was there. No one even stood up and danced. Well what can I say, Blondie sold out and did it to themselves.