Episode 115: Drop In The Park – 9/20/1992
About the Episode
In this episode we dive back into our Seattle Series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the band by reliving the best hometown stories. This one may be the cream of the crop. Everybody knows it, you’ve all seen the pictures, maybe you’ve even imitated the antics at some point in your youth. This episode dives right in to the infamous Drop In The Park show from 1992.
We’ll talk about how this show had some hiccups getting underway in May of 92 where just days before the event was set to happen, the mayor of Seattle canceled it due to safety and traffic concerns. The band pushed back, especially because it was an event to encourage voter registration, and they were able to reschedule it to September only a week after finishing up the Lollapalooza tour.
And of course there is the show… and Ed and what he did. It goes down in history as one of the craziest stunts he’s ever pulled. It was fun to go back and basically do a play by play of this as it was all happening. It’s one of the band’s most iconic moments and images and we discuss where this stands on the all-time most important shows list.