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|I Am Skooter|
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
I suppose you could argue that it all started here. Of course I owned Yankee Hotel Foxtrot before this, and it got listened to…a lot. This was my first Wilco concert though.
Strictly speaking a Jeff Tweedy solo show, but with Glen providing backing drums that’s two Wilco band members so let’s just call it a Wilco show by proxy at least. Wilco is more than Jeff, but the line between Jeff’s performances and Wilco’s is blurry at the best of times.
It was an amazing show. One of the best I’ve ever seen. I went with a friend—a date, actually—and we had a great time. I didn’t know at the time it was going to be our last date. There was music played that I’d never heard before.
The relationship ended the next day. We still talk, though not often, and when we do she occasionally talks about how great the show was. She remembers California Stars vividly. That song is a gateway drug to Wilco, trust me. I think I spent most of the show standing behind her, with my arms wrapped around her waist. Given that I was probably singing softly into her ear, I’m happy to know she still loves the song.
The rest of the tour was recorded on video and released as Sunken Treasure - Live in the Pacific Northwest a full length concert on DVD. Well worth watching and owning.