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Monday, December 13, 2010

Boomtown Rats - I don't like Mondays

Not my favorite day either. The title comes from a comment made by 16 year old Brenda Ann Spencer who opened fire on an elementary school in San Diego on a Monday in January 1979. She ended up killing two adults as well as injuring 8 children and a police officer. Her reason for the shooting spree, "I don't like Mondays, this livens the day".

Bob Geldof heard the story and wrote the song. Spencer's family sued to prevent the song from being released in the U.S. to no avail, although understandably no radio station in San Diego played the song. About a year later I saw the Boomtown Rats in San Diego. When he started the song the crowd went apeshit, trying to storm the stage. Calm eventually prevailed in the end. Definitely one of the more bizarre concerts i have ever seen.

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