Written after the tragedy of 9/11, Yellowcard's song "Believe" -- from their 1993 breakthrough album Ocean Avenue -- was written as a thank you to first responders in the police, fire department, and other heroes.
I'll let you know right now, the chapter on the L.A. Hair Metal scene of the 1980s that wrought Van Halen, Motley Crue, Quiet Riot, Poison, et al, is one of the most fun and ultimately, maybe the most poignant.
I hope they come with their pickets and messages of hate and encounter a massive horde of Slayer fans when they get there. And then, when the counterprotest begins, I hope the cops turn a blind eye and let the Slayer fans do what they will.
I first looked over the edge and chickened out at Corbet's in 1984. The next two years, I blamed chickening out on the poor conditions, which were also to blame when I chickened out in 1991, 1992, 2000 and 2005.
The enormous, light-filled, multi-level warehouse has a lot to offer: there's the Probat roaster in the front, and the back has a large poured-concrete oval bar, with two sides that will be able to caffeinate your sleepy self.