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Sceneroller, The Skeleton Club II, 1979, December 7 (Fri), The Penetrators, Mature Adults, NON, The Rick Elias Band
About This Gig
First gig at the Skeleton Club's new venue.

From the SD Reader: "12/7/79: The city’s first punk venue, downtown’s Skeleton Club, reopened at 202 West Market Street. The original locale on Fourth Avenue, across from Horton Plaza, had been shut down the previous month due to zoning problems and what club owner Laura Fraser alleged to be police and municipal harassment. The new Skeleton Club held 350 people and served only soft drinks and coffee, though Fraser hoped to open a bar and restaurant next door. On opening night, the Penetrators, Mature Adults, Non, and the Rick Elias Band all performed free, donating door proceeds to Fraser’s fund to keep the club operating. They sold 325 tickets at $3 apiece."

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