TheFirstEvent: Sunday July 25, 1982
Richard "Spider" Taylor and Michael Ely of RED WEDDING now live in rural Arizona and recently discovered this site (June, 2000). They played at the first THEORETICAL event and very generously offered their copy of the flyer created by Jim Van Tyne and some of press clippings.
What a find! We've been trying to get our hands on this for some time. We are very grateful for their generosity and interest. Documentation of Red Wedding is a project on our drawing boards.
Here's the review of that first
show as it looked (transcribed below)
in the very popular LaDeeDa column edited by Craig Lee:
Local Happenings: We at L.A. Dee Da
are no slouches when it comes to keeping your
advised of the proper Party line. The biggest deal this week was the phenomenal success of
Theoretical last Sunday. This afternoon party/show (a secret leather bar location described
by its owner Michael as "left on Hoover, right into your life") featured the best set we've ever
seen Red Wedding do. Wedding has a new member, Brian, who replaced their former drummer,
Brian. (No they aren't Monty Python fans, it's just a conincidence.) Also appearing were
Age of Consent, who drew howls of recognition from the audience, and the Hesitations, weird
cracked duo made up of Priscilla B. and Mary Mullen. They had a wonderful song about all the
things you could do with a toilet. The intense energy of the place rivalled the best nights at the Masque,
Hong Kong, or Brave Dog. Fuck those auditoriums, theaters and bowls; it's the hot, smoky
hole-in-the-walls that are still the best. Among those hanging out (and going to wild party down the
street afterwards where people almost puched holes in the floors jumping to Clyde McPhatter's
"60 Minute Woman." were Tomata Du Plenty, Paul Ambrose, Jane Cantillion, Hope (former DJ from
the Bowling Club), Nervous Gender, Tony Pony, members of Johanna Went Band, Dean
Chamberlain, Kerry McBride (the current cover girl for NOMAG) and Ron and Rozz of Christian Death.
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