Sticker Guy’s 15th Anniversary: Club Underground, Reno, Nevada

By Josh Benke for Razorcake.org

“Fifteen years is a long, long time/Fifteen years is a long, long time/Fifteen years is a long, long time/Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh, I can’t wait!”

Yeah, it’s a paraphrase of the Sneaky Pinks instant bubble-smut classic, “I Can’t Wait,” but it sums up perfectly the slobbering anticipation with which punks from across the nation looked forward to the 15th Anniversary Stickerguy! Bash. In March of 1993, the first Stickerguy! sticker was produced and it’s just as likely it was plastered to the inside of a toilet bowl as it was a guitar case or the bottom of a skateboard. Ads for Stickerguy! appeared in a few fanzines over the subsequent months and years, and an empire was born. It’s a safe bet that just about every sticker you’ve ever seen bearing your favorite band’s name stuck to street signs, guitars, windows, sinks, urinals, phone poles, amps, speakers, refrigerators, shoe soles, televisions, crotches, asses, etc. was produced at the Stickerguy! headquarters in Reno/Sparks… READ MORE

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