The quality of the embed video below sucks, but you’ll get the idea of the shoegaze-turned-indie-pop that jangled into my mind this morning that I had to tweet about:
Part of the nostalgia is fueled by the onset of Fall and football season and my (fading) memories of my freshman orientation – back in Summer, 1994 – and my own stint as an Orientation Leader two years later during the “Olympic Summer” of 1996.
The first concert I saw in Athens was actually on campus at UGA while I was there for my Freshman orientation. I saw Velocity Girl at Legion Field for $3.00, I think. I’m sure I have a ticket stub somewhere.
Doing a little sleuthing online, it looks to have been the end of July, since the band performed on 99x on the 29th.
I’m just swimming in nostalgia today but this band is tied to so many good memories for me: summer time, jangly (if slightly fuzzy) guitars and being on campus.
I was very much in to Matthew Sweet at the time (still am) so I’m glad I had a moment of remembrance today.
For those that want to similarly belabor a point and jump down the memory hole with me can check out SubPop’s original site for Velocity Girl.
In related news, you should really make a genius playlist with some Power Pop as the seed song. Good use of technology and your own two ears.