I met Ron "Stozo" Edwards around 8:30pm, just before Naviv (the first group) started their set. We were talking about the merchandise that I purchased from him and he offered me a FREE FUNK-O-RAMA T-shirt for my troubles. WHAT A GUY, EH?! I told Stozo that I ordered some things from Pedro Bell and was in direct phone contact with Pedro for a week!!! (Pedro is the original artist for the P-Funk mob, and this "old-head" has a WHOLE LOT to say.....about topics like his artwork and Adrian Sherwood's Tackhead Sound System, an industrial music group!! I feel like a young student learning at the master's feet, when I talk to him!) Anyway, Naviv's set was basically a mixture of funk with some folk music. It sounded alright, but the best was yet to come. Their set ended around 9:05pm.
I met Michael "Clip" Payne about 15 minutes after Naviv's set (WOW!!!). For those who don't know him, he is the craziest member of the P-Funk Mob. (At the last Philly P-Funk show (9/12/97), this guy was writing silly messages on toilet paper, like "ACID PAPER" and "SMILE", and tossing them into the crowd. Also, this guy loves to scream during a song!! Talk about a LOOSEmotherfucker!!! Hehehe!) I thought to myself, after the last P-Funk show, "I have to meet this guy in person." I asked Clip if the 4:20 Funk Mob was going to do more shows in the future, and he said that 4:20 was just a one-time experiment thing. (DAMN!! I'd love to go back in time to witness 4:20 again!) Also, I told him how much I loved his craziness!!
Rhythm Republik's set began at 10:50pm. This is a very funky band, led by Kregg Ajamu (a friend of Pedro, and the guy I introduced myself to when I first entered the club).
Then, everyone chanted "When you start to lick, you gotta keep on lickin'!" (or something like that) Very funny stuff! This group's set ended around 11:45pm.
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