Our guitarist was flying into one of his hysterical panic attacks at the worst possible moment.
“I forgot how to hit the note,” he panted, panic flashing in his eyes. “I forgot how to hit the note!!!“
In less than a minute, our band was due onstage for the big talent show closing number at Jefferson High School in Bloomington, Minnesota. It was 1989, late fall. An auditorium filled with 2,500 classmates, teachers, parents, friends and family was buzzing on the other side of the heavy curtain.
Bad time for Jamie to lose his cool.