I came across the Get Up Kids in 1999 when I was working at WVCW at VCU.  I remember seeing the video for “Action and Action” somewhere and I was taken instantly.  Weezer was on hiatus on the Kids filled that whole in my heart.  I ran out and purchased “Something to Write Home About” and listened to it non-stop for weeks.  I loved it so much I played the whole CD on my little radio show at WVCW.  I was probably the only one that heard it.

I had never been on the Mass Pike but I loved the was they sang about it.  I was lucky enough to catch the Kids a few times before their break-up.  The good news is that they are back together with a new disc coming out.  Keep an eye out for the old guy in the back of the room next time the Kids come to town.  Just might be me.

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  2. Dan Ziniti says:

    Nice. I actually saw the Get Up Kids open for Weezer in 2000 (maybe 2001?) it was pretty great.