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.”
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.
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!