On the day he had to return home, Murdoch remembers, the seminal D.C. post-punk band Fugazi played a show in Dolores Park. He’s still sad about not being able to go. But it was then, health improved, guitar skills in tow, first songs already written and performed, that Murdoch vowed to return to San Francisco with his own band.
“I always wanted to play in Dolores Park,” he says, still wistful after nearly two decades. “I hope that Treasure Island will have a similar vibe.”
Oh, cool. Wait. Treasure Island has a fine vibe, but it’s no Dolores Park. CAN WE GET A BELLE AND SEBASTIAN SHOW IN DOLORES PARK PLEASE??
P.S. Wait. FUGZAI PLAYED A SHOW IN DOLORES PARK!?
According to this picture by photographer Chris Belew, and this VH1.com article, they played there in 2000, with Sleater-Kinney, but that would’ve been well after Murdoch started Belle and Sebastian. So, FUGAZI HAS PLAYED MULTIPLE SHOWS IN DOLORES PARK??
CAN WE PLEASE GET SOME COOL BANDS PLAYING SHOWS IN DOLORES PARK AGAIN PLEASE???!?