February 14th, 1991
I remember on Feb. 14th 1991 we (Bratmobile) played our first show ever with Bikini Kill. It was their second show (the first was Satyricon in Portland?) Anyway, we knew they were going to be the best and we couldn’t have been more excited because it wasn’t just our first show as a band, it was our first show IN a band! We had been making up songs for over a year and practicing for a few months in Robert’s (ex-Some Velvet Sidewalk and Snakepit) practice space behind House of Records in Eugene. I can’t speak for Allison but I’m pretty sure we felt the same – like what the fuck are we doing?… but it’s so exciting we can’t not do it! Besides the show being amazing and trans-formative on multiple personal levels one cool memory is that Bikini Kill did ginseng shots before the show. Hilarious. Happy 19 year anniversary BK!