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Aaron Garcia of 78 Bombs on Playing With a Bloody Finger
Karl Christian Krumpholz

Aaron Garcia of 78 Bombs on Playing With a Bloody Finger

Aaron Garcia: “We were booked for our first gig at 3 Kings, with Last Chance Texaco and Mega Blue Stallion. The morning of the gig, I sliced my middle finger open with a razor knife, making it difficult to play my guitar. The doc wanted to stitch it up, but I refused, deciding to fix it myself with Super Glue so we could play the show. The glue held up enough for me to make it through the set with minimal amounts of blood on the stage.

Aaron Garcia of 78 Bombs on Playing With a Bloody Finger
Karl Christian Krumpholz

“As we were beginning to break down our gear, Rocky from Mega Blue Stallion let us know that his guitarist’s wife had gone into labor and that they wouldn’t be able to play their set. We huddled and decided to play a set of cover material, as we had already exhausted all our original songs. We turned our amps back on, had a shot of something nasty and got to work. By the time we started playing again, the Super Glue had lost most of its mojo, leaving my fret board covered with blood. We finished the night out slightly buzzed and bloodied, but we picked up more gigs at 3 Kings for our efforts.”

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Aaron Garcia of 78 Bombs on Playing With a Bloody Finger
Karl Christian Krumpholz

78 Bombs plays the Goosetown Tavern on May 25 and 3 Kings on June 21.

Editor's Note: The Denver Bootleg is a series chronicling the history of local music venues by longtime Denver cartoonist Karl Christian Krumpholz. Visit Krumpholz's website to see more of his work.

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