Why I want to win the “R.E.M. Contest”.
R.E.M. established the start of the Indie Scene due to what I think was their constant touring + the fact they were outstanding. Touring especially College towns in the early days & then on to bigger cities like Dallas where I first saw them on the Reckoning tour.
I saw them after I moved to TX my Senoir year of High School from MO. It’s been said befoe, but their music from that time kept me going in a new town (Dallas) vs. the one I came from of 2000 people. I was truly ‘Alone in a Crowd” back then.
Plus I still miss Billy Berry.