“It was like being back in high school and the bullies were back in charge.”

From We Were There: Voices from L.A. Punk’s First Wave | An Oral History hosted by Alice Bag:

Sean Carillo: “There was a critical turning point for me and it was when I really knew it was time for me to move on. In the beginning we used to pogo dance. It was fun and it was not violent. As silly as it may seem now, it was enormous fun. If someone fell down, the other dancers would make room for them and help them get back on their feet in order to continue dancing. I distinctly remember Black Randy falling on his ass repeatedly at the Elks Lodge and each and every time we helped him up. His pants were falling down too. It was rather comical, actually.

Later, the mosh pit was born and dancing was no longer fun. The “pogo” was replaced by slam dancing and I felt uncomfortable once more. It was like being back in high school and the bullies were back in charge. Punk had changed.”

Read the rest here:

http://razorcake.org/we-were-there-voices-from-l-a-punks-first-wave-an-oral-history-hosted-by-alice-bag/

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