We haven’t played in Albuquerque all that often, but somehow we appeared there twice on this day, in 1995 and 1997 (the latter show featured a reading from my just-purchased copy of Dr. Eugene Landy’s The Underground Dictionary). Not in attendance: Bryan & Heather from Philadelphia:
My (now) wife Heather suggested that we go see YLT on New Year’s Eve 12/31/1998 at the TLA in Philly. Said it would likely be an interesting show, I had never seen them before. Needless to say, the show was fantastic. At midnight the band tore into an amazing cover of New Day Rising, one of my top 5 all-time favorites songs/albums by one of my all-time favorite bands Husker Du. This not only secured the night as a definitive moment, but YLT became forever ingrained in my soul. That night I also realized that I would spend the rest of my life with Heather.
On June 16th 2001 we got married and danced to the YLT version of Whole of the Law.
We have since seen YLT dozens of times, and are always thrilled to see them again.