This particular show is special to me. This was the last time I’d ever see our beloved Todd Youth perform on stage, and the last time I’d ever photograph him. I might have snapped something with an iPhone once or twice, but I mean really photographed him, doing what he does. He was ridiculously talented.
The very last image at the bottom of this post is the last image I’d take of him. Ever. And it was the one used at his memorial. I’m sobbing as I write this. I’ve been sneaking into his shows with a fake ID since 2005.
The day before, I shot their show at The Echo.
Honorary spotlight: Todd Youth
May 15, 1971 – October 27, 2018
Miss you, buddy. I had no idea this would be the last time I’d ever get to see you shred but I’m so grateful I got to.
“I never say goodbye, it just ends”
And if anyone knows the story behind him in roller skates playing guitar, please share it with me!