15 March 2006

Athens, Part 2: The R.E.M. Tour

OK, French, you can stop reading now.

I didn't have enough time to do the full tour (every spot where I saw them perform! the place where Michael eye-flirted with me at breakfast!) ... but I hit the highlights.

This is Potter’s House, where The B-52’s and R.E.M. and the other cool kids in the Athens music scene bought their groovy vintage clothes and party dresses. Renae bought some fabulous dresses and sweaters there; wish she still had that party dress with the black velvet top, brocade skirt and naughty, naughty rose.

The center of my soul’s universe: R.E.M.’s headquarters, on the second floor. I waved.

R.E.M.’s rehearsal space, just a few blocks from HQ. My boys are into historic preservation in the Athens area; this was an old feed store or something that they refurbished and saved from the wrecking ball.

Here are a couple of shots of Michael Stipe’s house:

Peter Buck’s last house in Athens, before he moved to Seattle and married not-Beth. It was blue when he lived there.

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At 3/15/2006 11:18:00 PM, Anonymous Paul said...

Entertaining, informative and, yes, a little frightening.

At 3/15/2006 11:20:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Yep, these days the Stipe yardmen just wave when I drive by. I once took a stick from his yard, and kept it for a couple of years.

At 3/15/2006 11:25:00 PM, Anonymous Paul said...

One day you'll be known as "crazy stick lady".

At 3/16/2006 01:20:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

One day? I thought that day came about 10 years ago. Bookstar Christy was impressed with my Stipe stick.

At 3/16/2006 03:31:00 PM, Anonymous Paul said...

Well, Bookstar Christy wasn't that bright.

At 3/16/2006 04:27:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Hmmmm ... who was it that dumb Bookstar Christy had a crush on ...??????

At 3/16/2006 08:04:00 PM, Blogger Jeremy said...

You have a record don't you?

At 3/16/2006 08:13:00 PM, Anonymous Paul said...

Hey, I told you she wasn't bright.

At 3/16/2006 11:18:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Surprisingly, no, I don't have a record, Jeremy ... at least not for stalking.

At 3/16/2006 11:19:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Paulie, wasn't Christy during your "I'm magnet to your neurotic steel" phase? And did you know Jeremy once played on "90210"?

At 3/18/2006 03:47:00 PM, Anonymous Paul said...

I'm not sure I ever left that phase (my lovely wife not witstanding).

Yes, I did know that that about Jeremy. --My God, isn't he dreamy?

At 3/19/2006 04:03:00 PM, Anonymous Dayle W. said...

You too me to that thirft store back many years ago Beth! Too cool to see it and Athens again!

At 1/24/2008 09:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

new comment on an old post... just wanted to say I'm glad I found your blog, I absolutely love R.E.M. too!


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