i keep telling everybody on this site how awful seattle became - this is a tiny example. there's a big reason why dave crider at estrus (who lives in bellingham an hour and a half north of seattle) never goes to seattle unless he absolutely has to. he will not book in seattle clubs unless they are new folks who haven't become spoiled by 'fame'. many estrus bands won't play in seattle anymore at all period. why do you think the makers went bad? they moved from spokane to seattle and then they went all 'rock star' and dumped estrus ignomiously for the big time of sub pop (and subsequently sold fewer records, made shittier, but 'hipper' music, change their look into the black halos or whatever, and managed to alienate their entire constituancy).
welcome to seattle, folks. it sucks big time. too bad, it used to be a great place.
i'm not sure what the 'seance' was. i was told that the set started out with the suckers doing a fake seance and then changing into thiun lizzy (a possession?) and did a set of thin lizzy tunes.
i didn't go out in seattle anymore by the time i did this. crowds got too big and cliqueish and snooty. on one occasion i was turned away because i didn't look cool, even thought i did the poster. besides, i was the only old guy in audience by this time and i felt like a prevert. oh, and nobody liked my cigar smoke. they kept telling me to put it out because it made the air bad (in a crowded rock club? how could you tell in that haze?).