Posted: Oct 19, 2005 6:36 pm
Andrea...I've been thinking about the confusion over the name of the nola club GW played during their 1st visit here. If my memory serves, the club was (initially) layed out with the band setting up towards the back of the (really small) room. So, when you'd walk in the front door, you'd be at the back of the audience, facing the band and the drummer would be facing you. As time went on they changed the lay-out of the room, and put the 'stage' right in front of the door, so you'd have to walk past the stage to get in the crowd. It was at THAT point that the club was called Monaco Bob's. Perhaps they had a name change from the early days of the clubs existence, but I'm drawing a blank. I also know for sure it was REAL close to RC BRIDGE LOUNGE, which was booking lots of shows during that era...and the RC was right across the street from that 1/2 way house/artist/junkie hangout called the Abstract Cafe that Green Day played at during their 1st tour. I'm sure all this bullshit is adding to the confusion. I could ask Duke Straube, cause I think he booked that show. He probably has a better memory than I do anyway. Although, I do remember the 1st time I saw GW--Drum Wolf was sitting on a couple of yellow pages phone books so he could reach the drum kit. Either a short chair or a real short dude...not sure which. Long story ended: They killed that night...and I'd love to see the vid if Goubler can dig it up. Goub: I promise I'll look for my vid if you look for yours.