Alright, post number 2 of #musictattoomonday #mtm
A few years ago, I read in the newspaper that Peter Hook was going to be at a bookstore in West Hollywood, signing copies of his autobiography, Unknown Pleasures - Inside Joy Division.
My wife & I are gigantic New Order and Joy Division fans.
I took the day off of work and told her that there was something in Los Angeles we had to go do. Didn't say what it was.
When we got to the place, they were playing Subculture & there were a lot of people already inside. @iamleah saw the book and a written sign that said if you bought a copy, you got a ticket to,"meet the author." I still hadn't told her anything about why we were there.
She said,"Is he here?" I said yes, and that we were going to stay and meet him.
I got the book and the second to the last ticket for us to talk to him.
He came out, answered questions from the crowd, talked about specific shows in California that I'd been to, and then sat down to sign stuff for fans.
We waited & sure enough, were second to the very end of the line.
When we got to him, Leah held out her hands and showed him her fingers. On her lower knuckles, across both hands, it says 3 5 0 1 2 5 G O
He said,"Look at that!" We told him that we played Age Of Consent at our wedding when we walked back down the aisle and then had him sign our arms.
He said,"You're going to get these tattooed on aren't ya?"
We said fuck yeah we were.
He said,"God bless you crazy bastards."
Next day @tim_mcportcity did mine, & I did Leah's.
#joydivision #neworder #peterhook