Look, I’ve done my time in the pit – back before it was called “moshing.” I had the extreme good fortune to live in Southern California in the mid-to-late 1980s, just as I have the extreme good fortune to not live there any longer. I got to see Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Descendents, Suicidal Tendencies, Circle Jerks, Ramones, Butthole Surfers, etc…all up close and personal. It was very cool.
So imagine my excitement when I heard that Social Distortion was playing in the small club in my home town of Aspen, the “Belly Up,” a somewhat upscale, beautiful little venue which usually hosts far more sedate acts.
And, imagine my further excitement when, after a night in the pit at the Social D (with The Supersuckers opening) show, I woke up to find this bruise on my right side —
Pretty PUNK ROCK, huh?
Yeah, I know…not really. But a guy can dream, right?