Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 8:21 AM

Here to introduce myself: Andrea from Brooklyn and I've been a Jane's fan since middle school... now I'm somewhere in my 30's and don't you just love it when you've found one of those bands that still grows with you? I still have my well worn VCR tape of The Gift... which is that on DVD yet? I love their movies; they should have done more in my opinion, because (honestly) who doesn't want to see someone accidentally set a chicken on fire? Anyway, would love to share memories of JA with other fans. Oh, and obviously their music... what really needs to be said?

With love, Andrea
"Consider it: every person you have ever met, every person will suffer the loss of his friends and family. All are going to lose everything they love in this world. Why would one want to be anything but kind to them in the meantime?"
— Sam Harris

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  1. RE: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    I got into them during Nothing's Shocking... about 1988. Went to the very first Lollapalooza at Compton Terrace in Phoenix. Saw Porno for Pyros 3 weeks before the first album, at the KIKQ birthday bash in Phoenix. I have a bootleg video of the Relapse show in Mesa, AZ, and I can see myself on it. My wife and I had pictures with Perry at the Apple store, which he posted on his website. I have over 75 shows on mp3, and 4 DVDs

  2. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    I first seen them on the Nothing's Shocking tour at First Ave. in MPLS. Not a whole lot of people at the show and in fact they came out and talked with people at the show. Not too people around here at that time knew who they were, including me. And off course the next time they were here they sold out First Ave in a heartbeat and then the rest is history. I'm going to multiple shows around the country and also just attended a show in Chicago in September at the club Metro which only holds 1150. Reminded me of the first time I saw them back in the late 80s. So, yeah I'm old.

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    Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 7:58 AM

    Great show last night they sounded better than ever
    Perry sang like an angel

  4. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    Great quote Andrea. Besides seeing my grandparents and Uncle(Road Manager for The Band) on stage at Woodstock 94 while I was in the mud and then seeing Porno for Pyros set(AMAZING), I would say my fondest memory at a show was year 1 of Lollapalooza at Saratoga, NY. Growing up in Woodstock, NY under the shadow of the great art and music environment of the 60's and its feeling of togetherness/community I always wanted to feel it for myself. And that feeling was there at that first Lollapalooza tour with that eclectic mix of artists, musicians and performers. Now 40 I can not wait to see Jane's in Denver on May 29 and see what the The Theater of Escapists can conjour up.
    Ski Freak

  5. RE: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    First saw Janes Addiction in Edinburgh in 1990 and got totally hooked. Since then i've travelled to various festivals and venues to see them whenever they've been over here in the U.K. Cant wait til they get back over here, was gutted when they had to cancel Leeds Festival last summer! Ah well....maybe this year.........

  6. RE: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Sat, Jul 7, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    hey there

    im in the uk and have seen them many times from the late 80's 90's and when the stray album was out.
    i had the oppurtunity to see them in bristol in the uk and anded up in the dressing room chat after the gig with dave and perry chatting about the chilli peppers in 1990
    also in in bristol aboout 1991 wtih primus supporting

    all good times...happy days

  7. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Sat, Aug 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Im 41. A long time ago, I joined one of those stupid music clubs, remember? 20 records for a penny or some dumb shit like that? I picked the ritual album because I knew "stop" from the radio. Little did I know. You know most albums you buy for one song, you listen to the rest of it, and sometimes it sucks. I put ritual on, and let it play right on through. I was floored, just hypnotized. Been a fan ever since. Going to see them in Baltimore on the 14th of August! Cant wait!

  8. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Yep, this includes me too. I am 43 now. I have been listening to JA since the mid-eighties. God, I guess looking back I was just 14-15 years old! LOL. Well, still here and still love 'em. I see a lot of people on this board from NY which is where I was born and raised. Tonight is my show out here in Portland, Oregon. I am so excited I feel like I am going to bounce all around today!

  9. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    8- shows this year - feeling young , old school following JA again !! Fan '86

  10. RE: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    i have the tapes to prove it,,

  11. RE: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 1:40 AM

    Hey Andrea, Discovered Jane's while at college now 46, wow doesn't seem that long ago. First show was in St.louis on the Nothing's Shocking tour. I have all of their albums on the play list i listen to at work, their music never gets old only the fans. Really glad i found this site. It is great to see that other people are as Addicted as i'am. Bad pun,just had to. would love to chat. i have meet very few people that are Jane's fans. They do not know what they are missing.
    Live long and prosper, Art
    AGS4

  12. Re: Any 'old people' & long time Jane's fans?

    Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    greetin's from ALASKA
    between 1986 ( 1987-1991 ) I saw Jane's Addiction over 100 Times
    87, 88 , 89 Shows was the Shitz
    last time I saw them was the ORIGINAL last show 1991-08-28 ( originally the last Lollapalooza show until HAWAII & Australia was added
    few GREAT seattle shows was
    the GILLIGANS ISLAND gig at Seattle Paramount Perry Stopped the Show
    was like this is like Playing to Gilligan's Island he had the orchestra pit Filled with ANVIL Road Crates and plywood laid ontop then SAID COME up CLOSE
    - off hand don't remember if that was also the SHOW( backastage footage ) that was Filmed for their Home VIDEO "SOUL KISS" if not it was one of the other Paramount shows

    1989 seattle moore th ( 1 of 2 nights ) after BUSH was elected president PERRY said to the CROWD "Who Is the First Person who is going to shoot BUSH , GUESS I WILL because IDIOTS RULE
    that was a NO NO ( evolved Police and or FBI) He was not JAILED
    at same SHOW or previous show ( they played two nights ) Me and me gal was walked in by DAVE and we got to Set up in the Balcony BOX I DOVE from up there into the ORCHESTRA PIT to HEAD WALK across the CROWD , as I DOVE me gal Grabed me Skate pants and kinda Pulled them DOWN so at First I was laying on top of crowd until I made to me FEET and did the HEAD WALKING

    Thankx TED GARNER for the Passes after the WALK IN

    the Santa Barbara show 1989 we headed down to the SHOW we was not informed it was a EARLY show
    we called into the Mangement and was TOLD well they are On STAGE RIGHT NOW so we mISSED the SHOW , but No FEAR as we was also GOING to the FILLMORE SF shows
    we was so LUCKY to have obtained 8 of the Famous SF FILLMORE show POSTERS which we got two SIGNED later ( one poster was missing EA's signature but other had all 4 .

    -- two bands I had gotten BROKEN RIBS from many times 1 JANE's ADDICTION , 2 NIRVANA pre 1991 era
    CHENEY WA 1991 , I Fell off the balcony during a DIABETIC LOW BLOOD SUGAR after Burning so MUCH energy during the SHOW I was trying to get to BUY ORANGE juice
    so many GOOD TIME at JANE's ADDICTION SHOWS -- I will be seeing them 1st time in 24 yrs This coming SATURDAY IN ALASKA , Hoping to FILM the show For FANS


    I am So HOPING they will Perform NOTHING SHOCKING in entirety with encore as
    Bobhaus , WHORES , TRIP AWAY , 1% , Chip Away
    and at least one song from STRAYS - SUPERHERO or WRONG GIRL

    again I have never seen them LIVE in Person since 1991 , VIDEO I have but in PERSON I would like to be part of one of those two songs from STRAYS

    cheers From Alaska , coldpopcarl ~ col'pop

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