It took me so long to convince my mother to let me go to this show (Nirvana with The Melvins), that the first show of two-night stint was already sold out. I finally convinced her and was able to get tickets for the second night. I spent the time leading up to the show begging other people at my school to trade tickets with me so that I could go with the majority of my friends (and seemingly everyone else at school) who had gotten tickets for the first night.

It was not to be. Hours before the second show…

Gabriel Jose Garcia

Translator, writer, musician, and student of political science, philosophy and other socio-cultural studies. Further media at

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