Posted by:on September 21st, 2006
The Didjits did indeed, rock the nation. This was from their only Champaign Illinois appearance after their reunion for the Touch And Go 25th anniversary show. The crowd packed the High Dive even though it was an early show. Instead of the crowd feeling threatened, which was a common occurrence at early Didjits gigs, everyone seemed to be in awe that they were witnessing the Didjits again, on their home turf, and possibly for the last time. This is part one of two installments.
NO problems with cameras, still or video. The only problem was that the show didn’t go all night. No, they aren’t a Christian band now. Rick Sims had joked to friends of the band that along with giving up drink and drugs (true), all Didjits songs would have the lyrics changed to sing the praises of Jesus (not true). Hence Who’s ready to get high?! would now be sung as Who’s ready to get saved? So Steve B made up the logo and Scary made the shirts. Doug Evans, the Didjit formerly known as Mr Grubby and currently the only Didjit with a giant open-mouthed snake head tattooed under his jaw suggested Who’s ready to get old! When asked if they would be performing any songs recorded by late-era drummers, Rick’s brother and original drummer Bradley “Wayne” Sims replied “No, we’re only going to play the good Didjits songs.”
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