Monday, July 30, 2007
Stagediving at Rckndy
Seattle promoter and now owner of El Corazon, Lori LeFavor, booked the all-ages venue Rckndy (AKA Rockcandy) for most of the mid-90's. Finally Seattle had a large sized all-ages venue that punk and rock bands could play. It wasn't always the greatest place to see a show with long lines to get in, no in-and-outs and sometimes pain in the ass security, but it was a good, safe venue that hosted hundreds of great shows from stuff like Ween and Hammerbox to the The Misfits, UK Subs, Damned and Bouncing Souls. Rckcndy can be seen in both the movies "Hype!" and "Singles." It was also a venue that actually had a stage a couple feet off the ground, making it a prime place to try out your stagediving and crowd-surfing skills, much to the dismay of the staff that worked there.