Candice explained that the design on her arm referenced a song by AFI from their album “Sing the Sorrow.” The lyric mentions soft creatures draped in white and chrysanthemums. The design features a rabbit.
She said she is originally from Western Carolina in fact the town that hosts the famous Merlefest.
She came out here to work for one of the leading social media companies . My dog had been wanting to meet her dog for several months.
She said that it occurred to her that she was moving to a geographic region that she associated with Davey Havok and the band. (Although they are actually from Ukiah which is 130 miles north east of Palo Alto*)
AFI played my concert series almost 25 years ago.
About a year ago I met a young man in Target of Alameda and I asked him about his AFI shirt.
The manager of the Cubberley Center seemed concerned by the press photo and Davey Havok with his black fingernail paint job. A couple years later I remember a DJ at Live 105 back-announcing his set and then saying a Palo Alto mom had called in to win tickets for her daughter to go to the big AFI show at Shoreline.
Keep on rockin’ in the free world Candice, Davey, Hugo, Ryland and y’all .
Maybe Molly Tuttle can cover this song.
* I don’t know if people would agree that Ukiah is north-east of here, north of here or north-west of here. I was thinking that if you go up the coast you have to cut inland in Mendocino although more people would not hug the coast North Bay if they knew they were going to Ukiah. I don’t know the region very well although we did go to Sea Ranch recently and once specifically to hear Kronos Quartet; by the way I wonder how they would sound working with Davey Havok — OK, that would be kind of a dream gig commissioning Kronos and Davey Havok to work together, like Metallica and SF Symphony. Also regarding the geography I am recalling that my professor James Melville Cox pointed out that Detroit despite being in the Midwest is east of Atlanta.
And1: My dear friend T—who used to hand stamp all the young kids and punks as they were coming to the Cub— although I specifically remember that Adam Mets did the box office that fateful night with AFI – – said that his daughter will attend Warren Wilson College in western Carolina although not the creative writing program. And he said they were going to stop off in Vermont on the way there.