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Sceneroller, The Casbah (San Diego), 2000, February 4, 2:00 pm (Fri), Jason Falkner, Beachwood Sparks, The Sugarplastic, The Shambles, Tulli, Rachael Gordon All Stars, Static Halo, Elgin Park, The Chasers
(collection Bart Mendoza)
About This Gig

Bart Mendoza, Che Underground: The Blog: Poptopia 2000 — while the tag line boasted “first annual,” this would be the only Poptopia ever held in San Diego. (I was part of the organizing team.)

A pretty amazing bill: Jason Falkner is a legend (Three O’Clock, Jellyfish, The Grays); Sugarplastic still rates as one of my all-time favorite groups; meanwhile, Beachwood Sparks were arguably at their peak, and Elgin Park played most of their incredible, self-titled debut. I forget who was with Rachael Gordon’s All Stars, but I’m pretty sure Peter Miesner and Ron Silva were involved.