The Tidewater is high

Probably the most memorable band experience on this day came in 1986, and I can’t say I exactly remember it.  But our run of dates opening for Camper Van Beethoven took us from Baltimore to Norfolk.  I’d wager that makes August 11 our first visit to Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que in Williamsburg, Virginia, led there by our well-thumbed copy of whichever edition of Jane and Michael Stern’s Roadfood and/or Goodfood was current.  It was tasty enough to make us regulars at Bloomingdale’s during the period in which Pierce’s pulled pork was for some reason available.  We were certainly grateful to Camper Van Beethoven for letting us tag along on five shows, but would it have been too much for them to schedule our Norfolk appearance to coincide with the Tidewater Tides being in town?  Apparently so.