December 11, 2012
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS: Crimson & Clover. When I was in law school, I went to see her with my friend Ralph at Toad’s Place in New Haven. We were standing right in front of the stage and Ralph held up a sign that said: “JOAN: $100 FOR YOUR PANTIES AFTER THE SHOW,” and she, without missing a beat, mouthed “I’m not wearing any.” It was a great show. She also did a show — opened for by the underrated Bus Boys — at UT when I was in college and there’s a story about that, too, but it’s not suitable for a family blog.