Twisters in Richmond, VA
January 22, 1993
Other Acts:
Flailo, Walleye
  • Recordings from this show can be found here
  • Chuck Smith: "Hung out with Tre Cool after the show. He was a dick."
  • Daniel Eugene Black: "My dumb band Flailo played with them in Richmond, VA."
  • "I know the sweaty naked drunk guy. I was just told of this story a few day ago. The photos are legit."
  • Jeffrey Tirabassi: "I remember a lot of drama at the club a week before the show. Scott Bryan and I were sitting on the back of the stage looking out the front window and a bunch of people were protesting the club and drawing swatiskas on the window. Scott replied by drawing a '$' sign. And I may or may not have tried to inadvertently swipe Billie Joe's tuner. Good times."
  • Vintage Richmond: "Green Day played Twisters on on West Grace Street on January 22nd, 1993, 18 years ago today. This is the current location of Strange Matter, and has been known as 929, Chronos Cafe, Nanci Raygun, and The Back Door among others over the years. I have a little backstory and some pictures to go with this post, since I was at this show. I'd been listening to Green Day for about a year and a half at this point, but hadn't been able to see them live, so I was pretty excited. So excited that I brought my camera, something I had slowly stopped doing over the years. I'm glad I did. Green Day put on a great show, and I was surprised how packed it was. Consequently, I wasn't so surprised a year later when Dookie came out and made them a household name. Towards the end of their set a guy started screaming for them to play Sweet Home Alabama. He wouldn't let up, and to the crowd's amusement, Billie Joe offered to play it of the guy came up and sang it. The guy climbed on stage and very drunkenly attempted to sing the song, and to everyone's surprise began a slow striptease. The pictures above show a bit of this, although I had to censor the last one! Immediately after the last picture was taken, he dove into the crowd. I can still hear the SLAP of his naked body hitting the black and white tiles that Twisters had on the floor. The sold out crowd managed to part just enough so no one had to catch the sweaty naked drunk guy. Thank you, sweaty naked drunk guy, for one of the most memorable moments of the hundreds of shows I've attended over the years. Anyone else there for this show? Or better yet, were you the sweaty naked drunk guy? Add your story in the comments. And sorry for the small pics, I have no prints of these, and no negative scanner. This was the best my scanner could do."
Photos from Richmond, VA
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