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KRIS WADSWORTH TALKS ABOUT HIS FIRST GIG

KRIS WADSWORTH TALKS ABOUT HIS FIRST GIG

Back in the days

“My first gig was kinda interesting. It was in Detroit of course, south-west Detroit specifically, very close to the iconic Michigan Central Station. Rave spots often have a lot of stories associated with them, 'lore' if you will.

This place had a story about some rival nitrous oxide suppliers; one was shot in the head by the other inside the place, and the resulting mess was never cleaned up. I mean, as it was explained to me as a 16 or 17-year-old: 'They just put wallpaper over his fucking brains, man'. I’m not going to say which part is true, but I learned later in my life that there was some truth to some of it.

“For obvious reasons, I don’t want to describe this place too much. I will say when we walked through the moderately tall, rusty, guarded gate there were flickering green fluorescent bulbs on the rotting ceiling of the entrance holes in the same ceiling, a pair of pretty aggressive pitbulls barking down on our heads through the holes, broken car parts everywhere, the smell of automotive fluids, quite a bit of razor wire… and a staircase to a very unlikely space which had an entrance with all that going on.

I wouldn’t change starting out there for anything in the world, I mean that. Last I knew it was still there, but don’t get any ideas about some magic Detroit rave spot still existing. This was like 15 or 16 years ago.”

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