Welcome everyone to This Was The Scene, the podcast that takes a look back at the late 90s / early 2000 Nj Jersey Punk scene, I am your host, Mike Doyle. From 98-2001 My weekends were as follows: go to a show to see local bands play or play said shows with my band Lanemeyer. Afterwords I would go to diners or random parking lots, smoke cigarettes and talk about life with friends I made from these shows. Thanks to show promoters, like Heath Miller, anyone in the scene had something to do pretty much every weekend. Heath and a ton of other promoters saw that they could be the ones to organize events where we could all come together and create a ruckus. In this interview we talk about: How some bands would do stupid shit Kids that would just attend shows in certain areas The equipment he started out with How he always made sure to pay people what they were promised even if the show sucks How bands would never turn down their amps so people could hear the vocals How it’s sketchy for bands to stay and random peoples homes after a show when they are on tour His dropkick Murphy’s show in Teaneck American legion where he crammed X people in the hall His State Farm commercial at said legion hall We do some googling about random band facts How the kids these days are making more EDM Shows that he’s still booking How he beat fat mike in poker Crazy stories about shows And a ton more Before we being, thank you again to the people who’ve donated to the podcast. If you’d like to do so just go to thiswasthescene.com and send whatever you’d like. Check out excessdb.com to see what upcoming shows are happening in Jersey and New York City. Also, make sure you keep your calendars open for something special on July 21 in Teaneck New Jersey. Feel free to subscribe, leave a review and share this with anyone who would love some nostalgia. With that said, lets get started.