The two-night blowout included eight great San Diego bands (nine, if you count the unannounced, sizzling first-night mini-set by Lemons Are Yellow), most of whom hadn’t played together in a quarter-century. It marked the first time most of us had been together since the mid-’80s — and the opportunity to meet a few new friends who’d met through the site and their shared San Diego musical history.
This anniversary thus represents an interesting object lesson in the recursive nature of memory: This event itself has now passed into its realm and hence deserves its own commemorative post!
N.b.: Unlike our 1980s gatherings, Che Games for May benefited from 21st century videography and audio led by Eric Rife and Jason Brownell, respectively. Dave Fleminger at long last has the assets in hand, and we’ll be co-ordinating with the bands which fuzzy warbles they want to feature here or on distribution channels of their choosing.
Che-check it out:
- Che Games memories from Mathias Kuo
- Noise 292: “Stupid Future” at the Casbah
- Che Games poster from Kristen Tobiason
- Che Games: Photos from the Doyle Collection
- The Wallflowers: “Funland” at the Casbah
- Che Games: Mission accomplished!
- Che Games commemorative poster!
- Che Games for May musical promo #1!
- Che Games for May musical promo #2!!
Tags: Che Games for May, Che Underground, Eric Rife, Everybody Violet, Hair Theatre, Jason Brownell, Lemons Are Yellow, Manual Scan, Noise 292, San Diego, San Diego music, The Answers, the Gay Dennys, the Mirrors, the Wallflowers