Sammy Photos: Boiling Point
This is part of an ongoing piece where we asked various people from bands over the years what they recall as the most memorable show they ever played (or attended, if they were never in a band), and why. What is posted here is only a sliver of what is to come, so be sure to check back. -DCXX
CIV opened for KISS at MSG...that's up there, since I was once a part of the KISS Army. There was a YOT show at an airport hanger in Milan Italy in 1989 that was great. Huge room, kids were going nuts, Ray jumped over my whole drum set, that was a good one. There were a lot of shows on that tour that stood out. On my birthday in Belgium we were playing a great show in the afternoon, a few metal heads were throwing beer at us and the place erupted into a huge brawl. That night we played another show, although instead of rad straight edge kids, this one was filled with all nazi skinheads, adults with canes and shit, very scary. Ray dedicated our song "Prejudice" to them, things almost got really out of hand. That day, March 21st, 1989, was pretty memorable.