First time you saw The Lemonheads?

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First time you saw The Lemonheads?

Post by dfekt86 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:06 am

Hey all. Was just wondering if there are any good stories about the first time you saw the Lemonheads, or maybe even an interesting story about a show you went to see?

First time I saw them was in 2005 when I was 17 in Providence, Rhode Island. It was quite the journey. It involved a 24 hour bus ride, sleeping above a strip club, a stopover in NYC for 3 hours on a Friday at 9pm, and having the best time of my life. But I'll tell that later. I wanna hear some of your stories and be jealous. :D

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Re: First time you saw The Lemonheads?

Post by Irrelevant Elephant » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:52 am

Cool story. I first saw Lemonheads in 1993 (I think) at what was then called Selinas at the Coogee bay Hotel, Sydney Australia. I was pretty young and shy at the time. Before the gig I was having a beer with my girlfriend and I couldn't believe it when I saw Evan walk up to the bar. Back in those days it was not so common to come face to face with a touring international artist. I convinced my girlfriend of the time to get an autograph. It was an awesome gig but I remember even back then Evan barely said a word. At that time stage diving was still a thing too!

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Post by suzy » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:55 am

My first time was at the RAT,Kenmore Square Boston,Ma. Ev was still in high school so probably 1986. I had a large dinner party that night where I sold his first ep'.Laughing all the way to the cleaners'. 30 of us showed up at the gig and it was a fab . show!
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Re: First time you saw The Lemonheads?

Post by stove » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:17 am

I heard someone named Juliana Hatfield in 1992 and decided it was worth $5 to see them at the legendary (and now defunct) 9:30 Club in DC. It turns out she was opening for the Lemonheads, who were touring with It's a Shame About Ray. Evan did an acoustic encore that included "Knowing Me, Knowing You."

I've seen Evan and/or the Lemonheads 20 times since then.

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Re: First time you saw The Lemonheads?

Post by Shoebox » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:38 pm

1994 at Brixton Academy touring Ray (Senseless Things and Eugenius supporting). It was only my second ever gig and I guess I must have been 18. Me and a friend were always going but my little sister wanted to come along. My dad didn't trust us to look after her (he probably had a point) so insisted on driving us all up there and coming to the gig as well. He loved it as much as the rest of us.

We met a couple of girls and cursed our shyness at not making any moves.

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Post by dfekt86 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:52 am

Lol @ the shyness. Happened to the best of us.

I remember one show at the Grog Shop where Evan kept handing the guitar back to the tech, something was wrong with it. It happened like 4 times before Evan threw the guitar at the guys feet all the way across the stage in frustration. Lol classic.

Think it was 2008 or something. Devon on drums and Vess on bass.

On the way back over the border at 4am we accidentally went in the truck lane and had American border guards tear through our jeep for half an hour. That was interesting.

Was this show I believe.

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Post by ROTHRADIO » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:21 pm

STOVE- the 9:30 club is still open. dfekt86- youtube has the guitar smash. search 'evan dando hates his guitar" can you provide a link ? my first was when they opened for soul asylum in new haven connecticut in 1992.

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Post by dfekt86 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:35 am

Hah yeah that's it. Was a fun show. Long trip, thoug

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Post by retlivdead » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:33 pm

Shoebox wrote:1994 at Brixton Academy touring Ray (Senseless Things and Eugenius supporting). It was only my second ever gig and I guess I must have been 18. Me and a friend were always going but my little sister wanted to come along. My dad didn't trust us to look after her (he probably had a point) so insisted on driving us all up there and coming to the gig as well. He loved it as much as the rest of us.

We met a couple of girls and cursed our shyness at not making any moves.
Was this the gig where they finished with Rudderless after the house lights went up? If so it was late 93, I have a grainy video of the gig, really need to get it converted to DVD.

My first gig was Kilburn National in April 1993, me and a friend bunked off school and having just passed his driving test he drove us down in his new (very old) Ford Escort. Bless him, he was more of an R.E.M. fan but knew I was desperate to go and he was my only hope!
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Post by Shoebox » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:52 am

retlivdead wrote: Was this the gig where they finished with Rudderless after the house lights went up? If so it was late 93, I have a grainy video of the gig, really need to get it converted to DVD.
I honestly have no idea. I can barely remember what happened yesterday, let alone 22 years ago!

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Post by lutewhine » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:40 am

Saw Evan solo several times before my first Lemonheads show - it was the first ATP ...Ray show at Shepherd's Bush Empire, September 2005. I was in the photography pit for this site, shooting on film, and had forgotten to pick up some earplugs.

During the switchover of guitars for the acoustic portion of the set, there was a one-second shriek from the monitors.

I've had tinnitus ever since :shock:

From someone unplugging a guitar.

FFS! :lol:
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First time you saw The Lemonheads?

Post by mallocup » Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:15 pm

First saw them at UEA in Norwich in ?1997 I would guess. My brother was at uni there and took me along to the show.
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Re: First time you saw The Lemonheads?

Post by stove » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:24 pm

ROTHRADIO wrote:STOVE- the 9:30 club is still open. dfekt86- youtube has the guitar smash. search 'evan dando hates his guitar" can you provide a link ? my first was when they opened for soul asylum in new haven connecticut in 1992.
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The 9:30 Club exists in name only. The original location was a small basement club at 930 F Street in the early 1980s. It hosted bands including the Ramones, Psychedelic Furs, Minor Threat, Fugazi, X, Husker Du, the Replacements, the Cramps, Bad Brains, REM (18 times), and a band called Drain Bamage, featuring a local drummer named Dave Grohl.

Really interesting history:
[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9:30_Club[/url]

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Re: First time you saw The Lemonheads?

Post by Ambidextrina » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:58 pm

I'm almost a newbie, first saw The Lemonheads in 2008.

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Re: First time you saw The Lemonheads?

Post by dfekt86 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:12 am

Was that with Devon and Vess?

Not a bad time to see them. :guitar:
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Re: First time you saw The Lemonheads?

Post by sparkyhorse » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:05 pm

September 1993 at the Cambridge Corn Exchange when I was 13. I wore a black my drug buddy t-shirt and jumped in the mosh pit the whole way through. We stood by the back door before the gig started and said hey to Mr da do as he rolled past. Captain America played support before they were forced to change their name to Eugenius (also before Kurt made Eugene a bit of a grunge icon, I suppose)
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Re: First time you saw The Lemonheads?

Post by dfekt86 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:39 am

I remember seeing them at the Bowery Ballroom, which was a sweet venue, Kinda like The Phoenix in Toronto.

It was 2 nights and Bill was on drums and Karl was on bass. 2006?

The first show I only made it halfway. Fell asleep on the sidewalk when I went out for a smoke. Saw the whole second show and it blew me away.

20 year old in NYC. it's to be expected I guess lol. Shitshow.
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Re: First time you saw The Lemonheads?

Post by barnboy » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:37 pm

Shepards bush empire 94 touring come on feel 16 years old , no real story to it must have been good because otherwise I wouldn't have bothered going to see them/solo shows another 25 to 30 times
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Re: First time you saw The Lemonheads?

Post by starsickboy » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:21 pm

1997 in Lund (Sweden)

I was 20 years old and after the show my friends girlfriend started crying. Then we went to Mc Donalds and tried to order a Mc-anus meal :guitar:

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Re: First time you saw The Lemonheads?

Post by Ambidextrina » Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:39 pm

dfekt86 wrote:Was that with Devon and Vess?

Not a bad time to see them. :guitar:
No Devon :( The band had a junior drummer at the beginning on that tour.
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Re: First time you saw The Lemonheads?

Post by nickthestone » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:39 am

Can't remember the year, Brixton with Drugstore supporting. Then went to The Harlsden Mean Fiddler solo gig. Reading 94, Fleadh Festival, Latitude, V,... Everywhere!!! . I've seen them/him 40 times now, never missed a tour.

Going to the O2 Indigo Gig, went to the Festival Hall gig with JH & the solo gig in the Church. Saw the Evan & 3 Bens show. But, I've hardly ever spoken to other fans at gigs, apart from one Reading when I was talking to some people at the NME Signing Tent & Evan Dando had the right arse & threw a photo away that some girl had queued up for 3hours for him to sign.

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