Get this: Turns out there was actually local music from Portland before you moved here from California—I know, crazy, right?—and this excellent live video from 1993 of Pond performing at the legendary X-Ray Cafe is proof of that. The famed venue, which now houses the less cool Liberation Street Church, is prominently featured in the video, with their "Xpresso" and customers who bring their own rodents (see the end of the video). Also keep an eye out for flannel, actual (non-ironic) crowd surfing, and the guys with long hair. Long hair! Oh, the '90s!
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