Benefit Concert Highlights
Saugus Center 1999

Several local bands came together on February 20, 1999 to hold a concert honoring one of their own -- Daniel Ludwig, former Saugus High School student (and local bass player) who had heroically saved his younger sister from drowning but tragically gave his own life in the process during the Summer of '98. All proceeds from the event were donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Daniel Ludwig's name.



The evening started off at about half past six with Drift playing Get Down Tonight, Rappers' Delight, and more.

Drift are:

[The Slurred Murrays]

The Slurred Murrays

The concert continued with The Slurred Murrays performing a set featuring Electrical Tape Adhesive (Tastes Good), I'm Not Normal, and more.

The Slurred Murrays are:

[The Best of What's Left]

The Best of What's Left

The Best of What's Left followed up with Best Seat, Off My Chest, and more.

The Best of What's Left are:



Next came Durge, who performed some original material in addition to covers Stinkfist and Faith.

Durge are:

[Less Intake]

Less Intake

Less Intake kept things going with a perfomance including Star Tropics, Better Not Said, and more.

Less Intake are:

[The Roadkill Puppetteers]

The Roadkill Puppetteers

The penultimate band was The Roadkill Puppetteers, who performed Spork, Don't Fake It, and more.

The Roadkill Puppetteers are:

[Dow Jones and the Industrials]

Dow Jones & the Industrials

Dow Jones & the Industrials finished off the night with a set including Option B, Cherchez la Femme, and more.

Dow Jones & the Industrials are:

[Dow Jones and the Industrials]

They also sold some T-shirts and copies of their CD On the Warpath with the proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The concert ended a little after 10:30. All in all, it was a good evening of music for a great cause.

Special thanks also go out to the local band Akita (Mark & Debbie Panetta, Kevin Quinlen, and Henry Tablada) who provided the PA system and donated their time to both do all the mixing and help with the chaperoning. The concert never would have happened (let alone gone as smoothly) without their expertise and equipment. Likewise, special thanks goes out to Reverend Roger Nelson and the St. John's Episcopal Church for having the generosity and tolerance to host a benefit rock concert. Thanks are also due to G.B.A., Inc. for paying for the lighting, Ryan "Ace" Brown for his chaperoning and manning of the ticket booth, Lindsey Berry for her manning of the ticket booth, Darren Brown & Eric Brown for chaperoning, and Dunkin Donuts for providing a free end-of-concert donut snack.

Finally, thanks are especially due to all of the people who attended and made the concert such a success.

On a different note, we were carbon copied an acknowledgment letter from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Boston.