Photo: Chantal Latchford
Contrary to popular belief, there were a handful of meetings between Bob and
Grant after the Hüsker breakup. This one occurred in the dressing room at
1st Ave on 08 Sep 1996, the first show of a two-night stand there for Bob.
Grant was hanging upstairs and asked me to find out if Bob would see him. Bob
instantly and firmly dismissed the request. Time passed, I forget how much;
suddenly, Bob turned and said, with an air of resignation, "Why don't you
go get Grant." The meeting was strange, to say the least. Grant was ebullient.
Bob was uncomfortable and unhappy, but his grimace in the top photo (captured
by Chantal Latchford) is more a reaction to the camera than to Grant. The
actual conversation was polite, albeit strained. Grant presented Bob with some
artwork he'd created from found objects a sort of chain, as I recall,
of nuts, washers, and other roadside metal strung together but Bob
requested that Grant ship it to him so he didn't have to carry it around on
the road. To the best of my knowledge, these two photos (mine is a blurry
afterthought, a hurried "holy crap, I need to get a record of this") are the
only documents of the event.
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