This past Saturday was the big FLUKE COMIX, ZINES, AND SMALL PRESS SHOW here in Athens, Georgia at the world famous 40 Watt club. Per usual, we spent the couple days before the event getting stuff ready at the very last minute...
For the first time ever, they actually had pre-registration, which negated the need for (potential) vendors to line up hours before hand in order to secure a table at the show. The few of us who did line up early were rewarded by being let in early and getting a head start on setting up. Once the show started, there was a steady flow of attendees throughout the day...we had a blast talking to old friends and making brand new friends...it probably helped that we were able to make back our "table money" within the first hour, allowing us to more easily enjoy the rest of the event...the pressure was off! We were able to give people sweet deals, trade stuff with other vendors, and spend some money at the other tables (truth be told, I spent most of my earnings on vintage 80's 7-inch singles at the LOW YO YO record store a couple of doors down from the club, in celebration of "Record Store Day", which was also this past Saturday)...
Outside the club, this clown on a UNICYCLE greeted people coming to the show...though, I don't believe he was officially part of the festivities...
FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Meeting everyone and talking to our friends at Fluke!
RAOUL - Finding the original "Eighty Eight Lines About Forty Four Women" 7-inch single by Nails at Low Yo Yo...been looking for that forever. One of my all-time favorite songs ever...an old KROQ staple!
WORST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Cutting and stapling zines...it's my least favorite chore!
RAOUL - Ack. The electronics in my car acting up again!
FUNNIEST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Having everyone at Low Yo Yo try to find me a Twinn Connexion LP!
RAOUL - Ummm....the clown on the unicycle outside of the 40 Watt?
WORD OR PHRASE OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Something Gary said...I can't remember!
RAOUL - "SCAD Dad"
FAVORITE MEAL OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - It was nice to eat a grilled cheese and fries at Clocked after a long day at Fluke!
RAOUL - Ring Of Fire veggie burger and onion rings at Clocked.
PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Alessi's Ark, Beat Happening, St. Vincent, Dolly Mixture, First Aid Kit, The School, Seapony, Throwing Muses.
RAOUL - Nails, Beachbuggy, Crystal Stilts, Suzanne Vega, Quix*o*tic, Silver Apples, Godzuki, Saturday Looks Good To Me, Throwing Muses, Primal Scream, Beck, Orange Juice.