Subject #7: Upskirts
Filmed December 3, 2007
Aquarium (Dempsey's Upstairs)
Upskirts are a drums/guitar/vocal trio from Fargo, North Dakota. Before December 3, 2007, I had never played in North Dakota, and did not know what to expect from a city famously skewered in an Oscar-winning Coen brothers film. I was pleased to share the stage with Upskirts, who eschewed Coen brothers references and sported their minimalist, primitivist deconstruction of the Gossip before a respectably-sized audience. During my performance, the audience danced. The Upskirts congratulated me and assured me that dancing is rare in Fargo—rarer, at least, than Texas Hold 'Em poker tournaments, which are held regularly at the I played.
From L-R: Julia Oxenreider, Valerie Mikelson, Joyce Hatton.