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Raleigh RustFest (August 12, 1996)
Your Host - John Meckley
The Fest Call was put out by John Meckley....
Welcome to Raleigh!
Fest Report(Also see the Show Reviews)
First, here's the list of attendees...
Sunday night, Shakey, Youngster and Thrasher (hereafter referred to as the Mobile Rust Unit -- MRU) rolled in. We had just seen them the day before at Locator's as they headed off to the Atlanta show. They had been on the road for 3 days and were already worse for wear. We chatted for awhile and then they were ready to crash.
Headed off to work Monday with the MRU holding down the fort. They had some errands to run and then were gonna check out Walnut Creek. Still haven't seen Shakey's post about this MRU brush with greatness.
I left work a little early in time to be back home at 4:00 as Todd Engler and Lookout Mama were due to arrive from Florida. They got there about an hour early and were hangin' out on the deck when MRU rolled back in. It was great to finally meet Sheila. Shortly after 4:00 Locator and SWMBO rolled in. Julio (Syscrusher) and friend Dave arrived next.
Soon my garage turned in to a rusted out garage jam session. Here's a sample photo (22K). Dave Katz arrived and everyone pulled out their guitars. My friends Jay smith (Electro~Tech) and Liz arrived.
So there was a jam session and assorted partying and photo ops with the ECHOS signs (29K) until about 6:00 pm were we convoyed over to Walnut Creek. Not much traffic. I guess most lawn folks waited for the rain to pass.
A the show we met up with Rusties Sean Dail and wife, Big Red Beacon, Mark and Patti Stefaniw, Mike and Lisa Fiorito, Mark and Lori Wilding.
Before the show my wife talked with Zeke and I believe she is the person responsible for starting the Zeke-Rust connection. I've already posted the details of these encounters. You can find the details on HyperRust.
The show was great. Reviews have been posted. The highlight of the show for me was holding up the ECHOS sign and getting Neil's attention. There is a great photo, taken my Jim McKelvey, of the ECHOS sign inside Walnut Creek. I should try and get it scanned and put on HyperRust.
Then it's back to my house for the aftershow fest. Big Red Beacon, MRU, Electro~Tech, Liz, Syscrusher and Dave, Jim McKelvey and son, Lookout Mama, Todd Engler, Linda and I, Locator and SWMBO were there.
There were many stories to tell. The ECHOS sign story. The Locator-Poncho connection. The backstage stories, The Zeke story. Julio had his drumhead. Once again there was much partying and jamming in the rusted out garage.
I closed up shop about 3:30 am. Shakey, Thrasher, Youngster, Todd, Sheila, Locator and SWMBO crashed at our place. Quite a crew.
The next morning everyone was on the road by 10:00am. The MRU was headed to the DC show that night. I dropped Todd at the airport on the way to work. That's all.
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