I think I was at that one. I was at Primizee's damn near 1-2 times a week for about 3 years so a lot runs together. Was there another show that night at Spark's? I want to say that I hung out at Primizee's for a while then went to see Armbar or something.
Anyone else besides Corey at the Bodyhammer 'show' in 1999 where Charlie didn't show up or answer his phone, so certain band members smashed christmas ornaments full of red paint all over his windows? There was snow and ice all over, which is presumably why Charlie didn't show up.
I remember a show at Primizie Pizza (where BBC on 4th is now) when Charlie (the notoriously bad manager of the place) forgot to show up for a show- this would have been 1997. I think the lineup was Month of Sundays, Itch House, and a couple more? Maybe Samson? I can't remember exactly. I could be wrong about that lineup. Anyway, someone (I'm thinking Brandon or Nate from NP) figured out how to run power out to the little stage in theater square and we did a show anyway. I remember that the show was the night of Manual's junior prom, so my bandmates and I in Itch House performed in formal attire. Then I remember jumping around in the fountain afterwards. I think the cops might have shown up and made everyone leave? Anyone remember this show? My memory is fuzzy.
That was the Ousia 7" release show - January 99.
Slush was ankle deep, the city was pretty much shut down, weather was total shit...and yet lots of people showed up anyway.
The show ended up moving to Lynnview Community Center, where some kid was having a birthday party with bands playing.
I guess a combination of the weather, the incident at Primizie's and combining two shows at the last minute across town added to the overall excitement and vibe. It was a great night. Lots of energy, terrific performances by the bands, place packed and dark. Awesome.
I have audio recordings of the show and have always thought that the Ousia set should be released, as is, as it's own record. To this day, I have never heard another band who does what they did.
Also, Charlie was a total schmo. Never could stand that guy.