My First Gig: Nate Mendel

Dead Kennedys - Moore Theater, Seattle, USA
October 1984

"I lived in a pretty small town and didn't have any older brothers or sisters, so I was a fairly late bloomer on the concert front. One of the things I remember most about that show was being pretty intimidated by all the big city punk rockers that were there. All I wanted to do was get in the pit and slam dance. Luckily, I was able to without getting battered and bruised. They played all the hits, the atmosphere was amazing, and the whole thing was a generally mind-blowing experience. To this day, it's still one of the greatest shows I've ever seen."

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