March 6 has found us in six different countries over the years: among them Germany (an acoustic show by Georgia and me in advance of May I Sing With Me that was perhaps the single smokiest place we ever played), New Zealand (1998’s minor fiasco in Hamilton that we dealt with by performing a set of exclusively covers), and the UK (where members of Gorky’s join in on our set-ending “Nuclear War” for the first time, as they will continue to do for the duration of the tour). Steve from London is fuzzy on a few facts, but in fairness to him, he had a busy day:
My birthday is on 3rd March. On this day in 2004 I was taken on a third date by a young woman to see YLT/Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, UK (we also took in a matinee performance of George Orwell’s Animal Farm by a young art house theatre troupe that was on in the same building!). It was the first gig we had ever attended together, so of course the first time we saw YLT together. We are now happily married with a family and have seen YLT on every tour since! I like to think that dancing together to an extraordinary encore rendition of “Nuclear War” (by both bands) cemented the bond that has led to this love and lifetime of happiness! It also means that YLT are a significant part of the soundtrack to our life story – so thanks guys!