Copyrightł 2002-2003--> : MsSheena and Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone.



I arrived at Continental at 8:00PM, I saw Evil and Willy B from The Independents. I hadn't seen them in quite some time, so we caught up on what was going on with them. They told me, that they were the first band to go on. They also told me, that they were going to be recording a live cd at their New Years show, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

At 9:30 The Independents hit the stage. They performed 3 Ramones songs, one of which was Blitzkrieg Bop. Even though it was short set, they were of energy! Later on that evening, they came for encore of the same songs. Other bands that evening included The Kowalskis, Charm School and The Bullys. They all did different Ramones songs and were really good. Bullys played Psycho Therapy, 53rd And 3rd and Beat On The Brat. Kowalskis rocked We Want The Airwaves, The KKK Took My Baby Away and the Joey's Song, that Kitty Kowalski has wrote. Joey's Song was a very good song.

At midnight Marky Ramone hit the stage, with Jerry Only and Dez Cadena as the Misfits. They performed a couple of Misfit's songs, which included Attitude and Last Caress. They also did several Ramones songs, which were I Wanna Be Sedated, Strength To Endure and Havana Affair. After they left the stage, Richie Stotts (formerly of The Plasmatics and King Flux) and Andy Shernoff of the Dictators came on. They had the place really rocking. Then came Joey's brother Mickey Leigh to do an acoustic version of Searching For Something from Joey's solo album Don't Worry About Me. Al Maddy who co-write the song with Joey, appeared on stage to sing it with Mickey. Searching For Something was so quiet, you could hear a pin drop. It was a very moving scene, I almost cried. It reminded us of just how much we miss Joey.

Mickey stayed on stage with Daniel Rey to do several more songs from Joey's album. They were What A Wonderful World, Stop Thinking About It and I Got A Spirit In My House. They also did Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight) and I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend and several other Ramones songs.

It was a great night, enjoyed by all! I'm looking forward to next tributes!

(Thanks: MsSheena)