White Zombie 6/26/95

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Summer 95’. It was the summer before my senior year in high school. I had gotten fired from Dairy Queen early in the summer for being me. When I first started working there I had an earring and apparently guys were not allowed to wear them but girls were. The first time I met the owner he said, “next time you come to work you might want to take that out.” I didn’t because I knew he couldn’t do anything about it and I was a 17 year old male with an attitude problem. Besides this I stole sundae coins that were good for one free sundae so my friends and me could go to a different Dairy Queen after we were stoned to get about 3 or 4 sundaes each. I also ate a pretty good deal of their food when I worked there and never paid for it even though I was supposed to. Other than that I was a great employee but the problem was that I just didn’t give a fuck. I lived with my parents and therefore didn’t actually need to have a job. Getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to me. I was able to have one last freeloader summer before having to become a man. My friends and I definitely took advantage. I got turned on to White Zombie when my friend Claude had bought the La Sexorcisto album. Marvin, Jason, James and me drove up to Seattle and stayed with our friend T-Bone. This concert was pretty memorable because of our seats. We used to have to go to the Rite Aid to get our concert tickets because the internet wasn’t really a factor yet. The tickets were in groups of 2 seats each and not together but the clerk assured us that the show was general admission. We trusted him and when we got there we found out that not only were we not allowed onto the floor section but that me and Marvin wouldn’t even be able to sit with Jason or James. This of course made us a little angry. Not only because we were lied to but also because every concert will have people that naturally want to sit in seats instead of standing on the floor. Why not let people choose once they get to the event? Anyways we sat apart and the openers were the Melvins and Babes in Toyland. They rocked but it was hard to enjoy them because I was so mad at having to sit in a seat. All I could think about was how I was going to get onto the floor. Right before Babes in Toyland were about to go off I looked to my left and there was a wave of people taking over one of the security guards. There was basically one security guard for each aisle so if one were to leave their post then the wave would have started in the vacant aisle. Without hesitation me and Marvin jumped up and were over the rail running into the mosh pit, where we knew we would be safe. The best part was that we ran into Jason and James on the floor because they were able to do the same thing. White Zombie were on tour for the recently released Astro Creep 2000 album that we had the pleasure of buying on the day it came out. They had a pretty elaborate stage setup and played their ass off that night. Or was it just the adrenaline of jumping over the rail?

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