Say It Loud

We all have a death wish, but some of us have come a little closer to fulfilling it than others. Take Little Dickie Evans, who has had more than one brush with fate as singer for the Stud Dogs. In honor of Halloween, he relives one of his close calls:

One night me and Tracy [a friend] decided to go to see the Ravonettes. I didn't really like them, but she could get us in free. Before the concert, we had consumed a few shots of Patron. When we got to the bar, Tracy started buying me large glasses of whiskey. By the time the Ravonettes went on, I was fully loaded. I decided it was really funny to get up on stage and dance around like an idiot. The guitarist kept pushing me off-stage, but after the third time, he had had enough. When he went to shove me, I grabbed onto him, and we both went flying off the stage. He wasn't as amused by this as I was and started punching me. Security grabbed me and escorted me out of the club. What happened after that is unclear to me, but I got mugged and was found by the police passed out in an alley. They couldn't wake me up and called a paramedic. Luckily, at the time, some friends happened to be passing by and convinced the cops to let them take me away. I lost Tracy's keys, both my money and her money, and my van got towed. -- Terra Sullivan

Catch Mr. Evans and company as Who Wants to Die?, a Birthday Party cover band, at 10 p.m. Sunday, October 31, at Churchill's Hideaway, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. Also appearing are the Hooples as the Cramps, the Remnants as the Damned, Psycho Daisies as Gun Club, and Feast of Hate and Fear as Death in June. Admission costs $6 at the door. Call 305-757-1807.

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