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Thursday, February 27, 2014

I wrote about Eurythmics member Dave Stewart in 2007, mentioning that I’d interviewed him in the mid-’90s. During the photo shoot for the story, we — Dave, me, the crew — got thrown out of a hotel ladies’ room. This week, I stumbled across the Daily News item that ran after the bathroom “scandal.”

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Next to the Newsday clip, I found a pass from Feb. 15, 1995, concert by Courtney Love’s band Hole, which apparently took place at Roseland.

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I know that I saw Courtney at Roseland four years later, in 1999, as I mentioned in this 2010 post. I was working at People.com then, and a bunch of us had gotten tickets to David Letterman’s show, thanks to a last-minute call from a Letterman employee looking to fill some empty seats. At the show, Letterman announced Courtney Love was performing the next day and I was soooo disappointed we were there one day early.  Roseland was right across the street from Letterman’s studio and, when we walked out of the taping, I saw the lines and realized Courtney was playing there that night. Being from People magazine, I managed to talk myself in at the press check-in and had an amazing time. As I recall, I was supposed to meet MrB that night. (He wasn’t MrB then, just a boyfriend.) Neither of us had cell phones and I tried calling him from a payphone, but eventually decided, “Fuck it, he’s just going to have to wonder where I am.” I was too thrilled to be unexpectedly going to a concert to worry about him.

I have no memory at all of seeing Hole in 1995. NONE. If anyone reading this went with me to that one, let me know if we had a good time!

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8 Responses to “Throwback Thursday: Eurythmics and Courtney Love”

  1. How I loved the Paramount Hotel in the early 1990s! Mr C and I spent a belated honeymoon there after our wedding in 1991 and I’ll always remember standing on the balcony and watching Mike Myers repeatedly slide off the stainless steel “chaise longe” in the lobby. I can also picture the ladies room for your photo shoot, with its exterior wall of rosebuds. Thanks for the time travel!

  2. Suzanne says:

    Ha ha! What a great story! Someone probably has some really juicy dirt on you from that night : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

  3. What an awesome throwback thursday story! I wish my life was as exciting *sigh*.

    So cool for you to see Hole in the 90s! And it’s funny you ditched looking for your bf at the concert. A similar thing happened for lunch today. Was meeting hubby for lunch at a nearby japanese place and we didn’t really set-up a time to meet. I just went there around noonish and left several messages in his phone since I can’t reach him.

    I was thinking the same thing, I’m going to enjoy my lunch whether he shows up or not! My sushi is my priority! He eventually showed up though.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    What a story! I wish my past was that glamorous and mysterious.