March 14th, 2003. The eve of my 21st birthday. My favorite band of all time, 2 Skinnee J’s, played Recher Theatre (RIP) in Towson, MD. I went to a ton of J’s shows that year because we knew the breakup was coming, so to have them in my town on my birthday was so exciting. Mr. Serious Bouncer at the venue didn’t seem to care that my birthday was mere hours away and still made me pay $3 which was Recher’s policy if you were under 21. Jokes on them, drinks are more than 3 bucks! ….or something. Birthday shout outs from your favorite band are better than birthday shots any time!
Tomorrow I turn 35 so I’ve been nostalgic as fuck all week. I didn’t realize how much that number would bother me until I started listening to Sing, Earthboy, Sing! and there were tears streaming down my face by the time Space Avengers Return to Base started. So many memories of that tour and they used that song as an intro with the spacesuits for most, if not all of it. And it was 14 damn years ago.
Since it was 14 damn years ago, the camera technology wasn’t all that…so the quality is limited but these photos still hold so many memories and sitting on my hard drive does them no justice. So now they’re here to remind everyone that I’m old. Enjoy.