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By: Matt Mittelstadt 5 months ago permalink

The first and only time I got to see Fugazi. 19 year freshman at NYU, not having a ticket to this show, and taking the sub up there alone. The club was on the west side of midtown. Street hustlers trying to hawk tickets a block or two east of the Roxy for like $25 or $30. By a miracle found a true Fugazi fan had an extra ticket and sold me it at face value, $5 baby!
I got into the show just as The Ex was finishing their set. I remember wishing I had gotten to see the set but just so happy that I had gotten in. The Roxy was lame. Typical night club with a huge dance floor and high back huge seats with lounge tables around the perimeter of the dance floor. I went to two shows there in that time frame, Fugazi and H20. Either at this one or H20 dork ass club kids were waiting in line to get in to the club as the concert was letting out.
Anyhow the show was amazing. One of my college dorm mats had asked me to go to Rage Against The Machine that night elsewhere in NYC. Don't regret my decision. There was a good size crowd. I remember Guy in the middle of the show making a positive comment about the WTO protests in Seattle, which had just happened in the past couple of days, basically saying I think, hey if you break some windows, you can get some good press.
The highlight of the night was Reclamation. I was not a die hard fan at that point, and I owned every album except Steady Diet. I literally heard Reclamation for the first time at this concert. SIMPLY MIND BLOWING. I remember the guys next to me flipping out when the song began, just so amazed that they were there. I also remember the two drums kicking ass and some trumpet thrown in at random parts of the show.
Hands down one of the best concerts of my life. There is something that can't be described when the band is completely into what they are doing in the moment and the crowd knows it. BTW, NYU is lame and overpriced, transferred out the following year!

By: Nathaniel M Landry about 2 years ago permalink

I'm indebted to Fugazi for having the Ex open for them at this show...impossible to think of my musical life without either of these bands.

By: Adam Kurzawa almost 3 years ago permalink

I'm pretty sure it was Amy Pickering. Joan Jett never made it to the stage.

By: Alex Larson about 3 years ago permalink

My first Fugazi show! I hope it's available for download soon...

By: Nicholas Sciacca over 3 years ago permalink

Not sure but Joan Jett was to the left of the stage screaming every word of suggestion... I can't recall if she came out on stage. Guy was wearing a Runaways tshirt!

By: Andrew E Prondak over 3 years ago permalink

At this show, a female artist came out and sang Suggestion. Anyone know who she was?

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0954 Fugazi New York City, NY USA 12/03/99

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Show Date:
 1999-12-03
Venue:
 Roxy
Door Price:
 5
Attendance:
 2500
Played with:
 The Ex
Recorded by
 Nick Pellicciotto
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
Original Source:
 DAT
Sound Quality:
 Poor Good Very Good Excellent

There's distortion on the recording for the first 15 or so minutes, than it clears up.

Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. Number 5
3. Merchandise
4. Place Position
5. Reclamation
6. FD
7. Five Corporations
8. Interlude 1
9. Oh
10. Closed Captioned
11. Recap Modotti
12. Floating Boy
13. Bed For The Scraping
14. Furniture
15. Margin Walker
16. Suggestion
17. Interlude 2
18. Arpeggiator
19. Rend It
20. Birthday Pony
21. Smallpox Champion
22. Encore
23. By You
24. Argument
25. Target
26. Repeater

Please Note: Available recordings have been mastered to correct for volume shifts, drop outs, etc. but some sonic anomalies will still exist, especially early in the set when the mix is being settled. The band has rated each show for sound quality and set the general price of a download at $5 per show. If you have a different price in mind feel free to utilize the alternative pricing option.