Sept. 13, 2020
Two personal highlights in 1997... I saw the Lollapalooza tour three times in Dallas, Columbus and Philadelphia. It's on record as not being one of the best but I loved it, getting to see The Prodigy, Orbital, James, Eels and Summercamp. It was also the year I first dated the girl who would become my wife. For some reason, she doesn't appreciate that I associate the occasion with the first episode of South Park; a group of us were watching and giggling childishly downstairs while she was getting ready for us all to go out. Something else of significance that I'm only just realizing as I put this episode together... it was the first year America felt more like home. Some of that is down to the personal experiences I just mentioned. But, while my taste in music is still relatively anglicized, what I'm following on TV and in the news is definitely more American.