I’m always amazed when I read the L.A. Weekly that there are so many bands, having so many performances, that there are pages and pages covered in tiny type just to list one week’s worth.  I’m amazed because I’ve never gone to see a band perform.  When we had the Coffee Shop, band members  were frequent visitors, (so I was told),but I didn’t really recognize any of them.  Greg Hetson of Bad Religion was the exception.  He and his girlfriend (wife?) Shannon came in all the time.  Shannon was a friend of a friend so I got to know her better.  When Shannon had a baby, Greg spent a lot of time with baby Violet with the violet eyes.  She was adorable.  I now follow vocalists on Pandora, but I’ve still never been to see a band perform.

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