INTERNATIONAL POP UNDERGROUND CONVENTION
Twenty years ago… if you were there, well, you know!
Ah, the memoires… Don Pyle (Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet) recently posted an amazing video shot by bandmate Reid Diamond (RIP). The Pet Parade, a regular Olympia event, was held immediately before Shadowy Men and the MELVINS played outdoors in Sylvester Park as part of IPU.
Given the long-range impact of the convention, I’m surprised how little information there is about IPU on the internet: Seattle Weekly commemorated the 10-year anniversary; it receive a brief mention in Sara Marcus’ new book, Girls To The Front; and a recent Olyblog.net post was illustrated with the IPU manifesto. [ sample: ”…because we are the gravediggers who have buried the grey spectre of rock star myth…” (fusspot: insert Nevermind joke here) ]
Thanks to Candice, Calvin and everyone who organized and participated in that historic weekend; it’s one of my favorite memories EVER!!