This post is a brief one, because these were the only images captured on this night, as The Nuns https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nuns opened for The Fall. It was often my choice to take a few snapshots of the opening slots, if they were interesting enough – and I had enough film. In this case, I was only mildly aware of the band at this time, and was far more intent on seeing the headliners, so this is the reason for very few frames [and none, again, which show the drummer, unfortunately]. However, these shots turned out better than I originally thought, so, it is time to share them, for those who might enjoy seeing them. This lineup includes the now deceased members, Jennifer Miro & Jeffrey Olener. Also in the above frames is Pat Ryan. One question remains, however: I still cannot pinpoint who the bassist was, so any help on identifying him, so I can give him credit, would be appreciated. For those who might be interested, the photos of The Fall, from this evening, can be found at this link on my site: “Where Were You?” – The Fall in San Francisco, CA (1986 Tour) [March 14th @ The Stone & October 20th/21st @ The I-Beam]
For a bit more information on the history of this band, the following link was the only one I found to be somewhat helpful, on their overall career highlights:
As always, comments, including constructive criticism, are welcome here.
NOTE: A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE WATERMARKS ON MY WORK
While many of you who arrive here, to look at these photographs may get turned off to my use of watermarks [thinking they ruin the image], let the curmudgeon in me explain why I choose to do this.
No one paid for my camera equipment but me. No one paid for the film I used to take these photographs. On occasion, when I free-lanced for a free monthly newsletter, and they published a photo of mine, the payment for each photograph barely paid for the fuel to get my vehicle to the show [when I *did* have a vehicle], and the film I used on that night.
Not too many of my photos were published, at the time, because the artists I chose to capture images of, were not hugely popular then. Hence, the old dictum, “Supply and Demand”; I had the supply, but the demand [pre-Internet], was not there. You can argue the relative merits of the quality of my work, and that is precisely what a blog offers: a venue for discussion.
Back to the watermarks: no one is subsidizing my time to scan and then clean up the images I am presenting here. Start to finish, each negative will take approximately an hour-and-a-half to reach “proof” quality – which is what you will see here. This is my labor of love, and until there is some measurable return on my efforts, what you see is what you get.