This arrived today, a 21-track concert recording from 1989’s Green tour. And for a bit I was a jackass kid on the lawn at Merriweather Post Pavilion all over again. They played two nights in Maryland. The first was miserable: It rained the whole time, and I was there with a group that included some girl who never paid me any mind. The second was glorious: The rain was gone, the girl was not there, and someone made a huge bonfire in the middle of the lawn that attracted much fun and eventually cops as well. And sometime late that night/early the next morning I got to hang out with Tanya Donelly, hours after Throwing Muses opened the show.
I used to be one of those kids who hated when old people would hear some song and time warp back to another place, and then ramble on for forever. But there is a reason for it kid: Those times were a blast. And you never really even realized it when it was happening. Sometimes it takes a song to remember.