The strange new band
ANYONE didn't fit into the prevailing music scene in Orange County California, 1998. Everything about us was unusual, from our sound to our presentation. No one knew what to make of us at first and we played to empty houses and bars in Newport Beach where Mick and Dom rescued me from homelessness and let me crash on the couch. When we finally got evicted from the Newport Beach house for not paying rent we decided to move to Huntington Beach were the music scene was thriving.
I landed a job at the hippest vintage clothing store in Downtown HB and right away I became the manager. Everybody in the scene came in and it wasn't long before I knew everyone. I decorated the place and ANYONE was blasting on the speakers. Soon, the place to hang out was the LEOPARD LOUNGE or the band pad at 511 California Street, which became known as THE ANYONE DEN. For the longest time there wasn't even a lock on the door. We took in many strays, some of them moving into closets or the couch, or the floor.