I guess I’ve now become the unofficial historian of the Nitro/Charleston music scene during the early to mid-1990s. Having said that, the memorabilia and other information I have from that time is focused primarily around my band, Flood, since that’s what I had most access to. I do have some stuff from other bands but it’s pretty limited. Over the past few years, several people involved in the scene from those days have provided additional information (which I’ve included on the site). That has allowed me to fill in some gaps and to provide a slightly different perspective on the scene than that of my own.
That got me thinking about attempting to expand the history of the Nitro scene on this site to include much more than my own experiences. I can’t imagine that the 500 or so people who attended these shows regularly don’t have any mementos of their own from those days. I know for a fact there are over 500 personal experiences out there, most of which have probably never been written down or even shared with others.
So if you’ve got something about the scene you’d like to share on this site then I’d be more than happy to include it here. If you have any old flyers that I don’t already have, scan them and send them my way. I’ll include them in the flyers section. If you have any audio recordings from your band or a live show, send them to me and I’ll add them here. I have a relatively large photo gallery from this period so I’m looking for photos as well. I’m also looking for video recordings. I’d love to flesh out the Nitro section of the site to include as much as possible and make it less about my experiences playing in Flood and more about the entire scene and all the bands and people who made it what it was.
I’m always looking for personal stories from those days. If you have any recollections you’d like to share feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page. It’s the quickest and easiest way to contribute to the site.
You can also head over to the Nitro Scene Friends Facebook group and join the discussion there.
If you want to drop off photos, audio, or video files you can leave them in my public Dropbox folder.
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