Mathlete – May, 1999 Tour Footage

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May, 1999 Tour Footage
Shot by Curt Swank

In May, 1999 we did our first ever Mathlete tour. All we had released at this point were 2 cassettes. Our 7" arrived in the mail the day the tour started. Safe to say pretty much nobody knew who the heck we were. We played all of the shows excpet one with our pals from Houston, TX Port Vale. The only show on this tour which we didn't get footage of was from the first night at the Fireside Bowl opening for this one local band called American Football. Oh, you've heard of them?

At the Memphis show we played with Gerty from Chapel Hill. We hit it off that night and David from Gerty ended up releasing our first proper full length Telstar Parthenon on his Plastique imprint! I loved the random situations and opportunities that could present themselves by taking a little side project hundreds of miles from home just for the fun of it.

The unedited full video of this is over here and includes loads of Port Vale footage (also Gerty and Dressy Bessy). And a huge thanks goes out to Lance Walker (Port Vale / Ojet Records) for digitizing this video.

"Heartphone" 05/15/99 Lafayette, IN - Door#3
"Protect the Techs" 05/16/99 Memphis, TN - Map Room
"Narrowcaster" 05/17/99 Auburn, AL - java dot com
"Asteroid Police" 05/18/99 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
"Asteroid Police" 05/19/99 Pensacola, FL Handle Bar
"A Couple of Ohms" 05/19/99 Pensacola, FL Handle Bar
"Technology, Technology" 05/19/99 Pensacola, FL Handle Bar
"Heartphone" 05/20/99 Lafayette, LA Cafe Bendel
"Surrender" 05/20/99 Lafayette, LA Cafe Bendel
"Bring Me Down (I'm A Fader)" 05/20/99 Lafayette, LA Cafe Bendel
"Trohpy Theif" 05/21/99 Houston, TX - Mausoleum
"Bought an Engine" 05/21/99 Houston, TX - Mausoleum
"A Couple of Ohms" 05/22/99 Austin, TX - Hole in the Wall
"I've Got Audio" 05/22/99 Austin, TX - Hole in the Wall