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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