Russell Edling (Cherry)
SPB: What was your first show?
Edling: It was July 1999, I was 11. The show was an all-day thing called "Suckfest," run by a local guy in Barnesville, PA.
Pretty much every band within 30 miles came and played. I was blown away, I saw this band called Nine Lives from NY that I thought were awesome, and a band from Freeland, PA called Team Radar. I was there because my oldest sister Lori (she also did the Gloom artwork!) was friends with the guy who ran the show.