Hüsker Dü @ Mississippi Nights, St Louis MO, 20 Jun 1985

Hüsker Dü @ Mississippi Nights, St Louis MO, 20 Jun 1985
Hüsker Dü @ Mississippi Nights, St Louis MO, 20 Jun 1985
Hüsker Dü @ Mississippi Nights, St Louis MO, 20 Jun 1985 Hüsker Dü @ Mississippi Nights, St Louis MO, 20 Jun 1985
Hüsker Dü @ Mississippi Nights, St Louis MO, 20 Jun 1985 Hüsker Dü @ Mississippi Nights, St Louis MO, 20 Jun 1985
Hüsker Dü @ Mississippi Nights, St Louis MO, 20 Jun 1985 Above photos: Rick Buenaventura
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Hüsker Dü @ Mississippi Nights, St Louis MO, 20 Jun 1985 Photo: unknown bystander

Rick Buenaventura, who shot most of the photos, tells the following story about the gig: "In the early to mid 1980ís I was totally into the American punk sound and SST was THE LABEL. I lived in New Orleans and in the Summer of 1985 we road-tripped to St. Louis to catch Hüsker Dü. We read about the gig in the Rolling Stone! A friend, Brian, and I did the drive and another friend, Jeanette from Chicago, flew down and met us. After the show, the band and some punk fans hung out on the Mississippi River bank. Grant shot off some fireworks [Grant is brandishing a Roman candle in the second photo from bottom]. I got the band to sign a postcard I had gotten from our hotel. I cut my hand sliding down the river bank and bled on the card. Greg noticed the blood and commented ['Not my blood, Buddy']. Show was June 20, 1985 at the Mississippi Nights club in St. Louis. In support of the New Day Rising album."

He identifies the people in the group photo as follows (l-r): "Brian, Bob Mould, Greg Norton, me in back, Jeanette in front, Grant Hart, five unknown St. Louis punks."

The autographed postcard he describes, complete with bloodstains, is here:

Hüsker Dü @ Mississippi Nights, St Louis MO, 20 Jun 1985

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