Psycho Killer above Deja Vu

Recalling The Beatles’ historic 1969 rooftop performance of Let It Be in London, three quarters of our local Talking Heads cover band (I forget what they call themselves) took to the roof of our local all-nude strip club during Totally Awesome Fest… My hands were pretty shaky, due to the excitement, so the footage isn’t all that great, but I felt as though tis documentation should exist online.

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10 Comments

  1. Posted May 2, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know that the guy was a psycho killer necessarily, but this post reminds me of that guy caught crawling through the ceiling of Deja Vu.

  2. Mark Spizer
    Posted May 3, 2010 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    Nice work, Ypsilanti. You have renewed my hope.

  3. brad
    Posted May 3, 2010 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    great videos, Mark! i shot a ton of pictures, but the sound quality of my digital camera is pretty meh so i didn’t bother trying to get anything other than a short clip of the amoeba kids set.

    the name of this band is THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, fyi.

  4. Edward
    Posted May 3, 2010 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    It’s all backwards. The bands should be inside, on the stage of the old Martha Washington Theater, and the strippers should be on the roof.

  5. Art
    Posted May 3, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    I’m imagining them climbing up there on a ladder of naked strippers.

  6. Kevin Phillips
    Posted May 3, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    If you’re willing to lend it out, I could really use a ladder of naked women for some home improvement projects my wife’s suggested.

  7. Posted May 3, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Just to be completely accurate…the performance took place on the roof of AM 1700.

  8. Esther
    Posted May 7, 2010 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    Also known as Club Pierce.

  9. Man from the Big City
    Posted May 24, 2010 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Not to be picky, but I would have preferred “Burning Down the House” being played inside of the burned out husk of the Thompson building.

    Maybe next time.

  10. Med Ass
    Posted June 3, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    What a great resource got Pat Elkins related information!

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