The Replacements: Lincoln, NE, about 1986
I have been storing a box of negatives and contact sheets from my college days for, oh, about 30 years now. Some of the images were printed for classes and shows and critiques, but a lot of them never saw the light of the enlarger.
I sold my enlarger long ago, but I always thought someday I’d get a scanner or something and sort through the pictures. I saw this method and taped and nailed together a janky way to shoot the negs with my DSLR. In the first folder I grabbed to scan, I found some typical goofy shots that an art major would take, and I also came across a roll from a Replacements show.
I was a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln helping with whatever student group put on and promoted shows. So we helped with the load in, food and whatever tasks and errands came up. I even drove Tommy Stinson around Lincoln trying to find a replacement fuse for his bass amp. So my gopher status explains my backstage POV. I remember the show, and maybe vaguely remember shooting photos, but I’ve never printed any of these, and I never even made a contact sheet. Kinda glad I didn’t, because this was a fun find.