- 2001-03-26 in Categories: [1990s] [Bands]
i shot this photo on the roof of the Regina hockey
arena in Regina, Saskatchewan on the Dookie tour. this image is from a
colour slide i shot for Warp magazine. i didn't realize that Mike Dirnt
was wearing a competing skate mag's hooded sweat top til half way thru
the shoot and i got him to cover part of the logo in gaffing tape. he spelled
out "hash". after the shoot they took off and hid the ladder leaving me
and my helpers stuck on the roof for a few minutes til some maintenance
staff returned the ladder. ha ha. funny guys.
in the end green day didn't make the cover of Warp, just
the table of contents page and a half dozen shots inside the mag. this
is one of the 90-odd shots which weren't used. i recently scanned this
slide and converted it to B&W for publication in the next issue of
Stop Breathing magazine.
at first i was a little holier than thou, wanting to turn
this shoot down because green day had turned punk rock into Top 40. i decided
to do it after thinking about things and realizing that it was better that
12 year olds were going to see green day than new kids on the block, and that
hopefully a percentage of the 5000 kids they play to each night will go
looking for music by The Clash or Fugazi or Black Flag or The Nation of
Ulysses or Screeching Weasel (the Riverdales were opening the tour) after
getting their first taste of punk. also, i would get to stop in winnipeg
on the way back and see my mom, grandfather and my pal jon schledewitz
(and green day again.)
link of the day
word of the day
bursa - a pouch or sac like cavity; esp. one containing
a lubricating fluid and located at joints of the body.
example: "I wiped out on my skateboard and busted up
my knee so badly that my bursa exploded."