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“When Redmond Rocked”

November 8, 2010

If you were not the high school quarterback, ASB leader, or the severely sheltered or introverted, and grew up on the Eastside of Seattle in the 1990’s and 2000’s, the Old Redmond Firehouse might sound familiar.  If you were of the thousands of teens involved in the Eastside music scene (you remember the Ballard Firehouse, you know Ground Zero, KTUB, etc.) the Old Redmond Firehouse brings back fleeting moments as the subaltern youth trapped in white suburbia.

Today it’s easy to find haters who enjoy ravaging the fame of bands like Modest Mouse, Minus the Bear, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Blood Brothers, Fall of Troy, Schoolyard Heroes, United State of Electronica, Botch, and The Gossip.  However, for the teen sitting in homeroom at Woodinville High School on a friday morning the only thing you’ve been looking forward to was seeing these bands after school at the Firehouse.

The Seattle Times Online recently posted a video interview with the past director for the Firehouse talking about the rise of the fabled Firehouse.  Check it out HERE. There is also a recent article which you can find HERE. The Firehouse was our friday night touchdown, our speech at graduation, and one of our most unforgotten memory what it meant to be human.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Austin permalink
    November 9, 2010 2:48 am

    Johnny Whitney of the Blood Brothers posted this the other day.

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