Fu Manchu 2/9/2002

Our Fu Manchu instore this past weekend was a huge success. Their new record, "California Crossing", debuted at #1 for us with 48 CDs sold. Over 150+ people came out to the instore on a beautiful Saturday afternoon which also conflicted with St. Louis' Mardi Gras celebration. The band performed 3 more songs than they had agreed to do, they stuck around and signed autographs for everyone who wanted them, and the general vibe was incredible throughout the staff, store & customers. Later we sold onsite at their show that night at Galaxy as well. Attached are photos from the instore. Special thanks to Michelle Caputo (Mammoth), Steve Niemczak (Universal-Chicago) and Mike Smith (Universal- St. Louis) for all the help setting everything up and with coordinating with the Vintage Vinyl staff right before the event since I barely made it to the instore in one piece.