Musical landmark in Athens GA burns down 6.19.09

The Georgia Theater in downtown Athens, Georgia, my hometown, has been gutted by flames this morning.

Many a musical group and artist have played wonderful shows there through the years including Dave Matthews Band, Crowded House (when there was one), and many others my brain can't think to mention just now.

Of course, REM is associated with the Theater as well, and our musical landmark with its old-timey marquee will be sadly missed by all.


Layla Morgan Wilde said...

Sad news. Fire is a powerful element. They will probably re-build but it's never the same.

Jude Cowell said...

Ah thanx for your kind comment, Layla! Yes, they're saying already that they will rebuild but it will take a lot of faith, willpower, and money.

Guess insurance on such an old bldg (tho' renovated as it was) must be sky-high, too. jude

Jude Cowell said...

And meant to add: Sun this a.m. at '28Gem'...'Bankruptcy' in Sabian Symbols. :-(