Tales From the Pit
Third Eye Blind
- FIRST SHOW "Thin Lizzy, with my big brother, when I was a little kid. It was at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, a really shitty place for a concert. I was probably too young to be there. There were girls, and they seemed like giants to me. They smelled like sweat and perfume. I didn't know anything about girls, but I liked that smell a lot. During 'Cowboy Song,' Phil Lynott sang 'And
I move my fingers up and down,' and he sort of flexed his middle finger
-- finger-banging, basically. I didn't know what that was or what that meant, but the girls around me went insane. They violently dived over me to get closer to the stage. I was a little kid, and I was just like, 'Yeah, this is
- COMBAT ROCK "When I was about 14, I saw the Clash. I was pushed up close, and people were stage-diving, and there was this sort of glorious, happy, violent chaos at work. It was like an indoctrination to the pain of the pit.
I guess I was a bit afraid, but I was also like, 'Well, actually, bring it; I like my bruises.' It was a sweet kind of pain."