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Girls Can Touch

Robert Smith (not that one)'s band "Girls Can Touch" once played the gradeschool in Lake Forest, Illinois where their lead guitar player had gone to school.

Don't ask... I don't know either..

This was a lovely day and as absurd as you could expect.

Yes, those 12-year-olds are scrambling all over themselves to touch the feet of the rock gods on stage.

Yes, the old ladies in the background were not believing what they were seeing.

Best of all, for me anyway, is the little girl on the right side of this image.. All afternoon long I had been trying to capture her face, but she kept turning away.

So her she is, smiling at the camera, and I wasn't even aware of it until I made the print.

The tulips on the windows at the top are also a nice suprise.

I wonder if my brain was aware of stuff like that at the instant of pressing the shutter.

TMX 100


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fun band
yes that long hairded girl in the background of the mic was Pat's lady Julia. I was a local bud of Pat at the time and that's me sitting to Julia's left. was searching to find out where he is these days and caught this site in a search by the band name. great memory!
Chicago suburbs 5Jan2006 7:54 PM
'Girls Can Touch' touches me
I'm having much fun and pleasure wandering around what you've gathered here!
Hamburg, Germany 31Dec2005 9:38 AM
Girls Can Touch
Listened to one of their tapes today ("Happy Dream") for the first time in many years. Glad to see they appear on the Internet. =) GCT was Patrick Smith, Robert Smith, Todd Keaffaber.
Houston, Texas 15Oct2005 7:00 PM
another Smith
Patrick Smith played guitar and sang. I believe your photo of unknown girl eating apple was his girl at the time....ahhh memories
Chicago 27Sep2005 12:57 PM