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The “Begining”

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

For me, the Greensburg/Latrobe scene began on Sunday August 23, 1987 at Harry’s Danceland in Latrobe, PA. Until then, the only experience I had with any live music that was remotely “underground” (or in this case, “New Wave”) was an Affordable Floors show that was at the Greensburg Civic center. I think that was in 1986. Anyway, The Affordable Floors show was fun and it was something different to do in the area (besides hanging out at Westmoreland Mall on a Saturday night). But The Floors where in no way “punk” or “hardcore,” which was the music I was seriously getting into at the time.

So when I discovered this very punk looking gig flyer with a very punk sounding band called “New Federation,” playing a place that was not in Pittsburgh (the closest place to find anything even close to punk or hardcore) I knew I had to go and check it out for myself. I can’t remember where I got this flyer.

newfed-flyer

I believe Rob (the singer of  New Federation) gave it to me at….gee, let me see….could it have been… Westmoreland Mall? Probably.

Anyway, I went to the gig at Harry’s Danceland in Latrobe and it was a blast (Danceland has its own rich musical history that I may explore in a future post).

Here is were I hope this blog can become a sort of “collective memory,” because I really wish I had video or pictures from that show. So if anyone else has anything that documents this particular show PLEASE send it to me so I can post it!

* More on the “transformation” of New Federation in a future post.