How neat! I came across a blog this afternoon that shared a story about a lucky fan that met Gwen before the band’s soundcheck in Costa Mesa, California back on October 20, 1995. The band was there to perform and also did a signing at the old Virgin record store afterwards. Wendy was able to get a quick photo with Gwen and her and her friends were also invited to be extras in the “Just a Girl” music video.
Thank you to Wendy for sharing her photo and story!
Wendy Will Blog — Yep, I spent my formative years growing up in Anaheim (erâ€¦Hills) and I consider myself a huge homer for Tom, Tony, Adrian, and Gwen. Thatâ€™s No Doubt to you.
I felt 19 years old again last night when I had to stop and record the new No Doubt video Settle Down before heading upstairs to tend to my preschoolerâ€™s bedtime routine. Instantly, I was back in 1994 asking my parents to videotape a set of No Doubt music videos on our local cable channel.
This particular photo of Gwen and I was taken at Triangle Square in October 1995. It was shortly after the release of Tragic Kingdom but Just a Girl wasnâ€™t getting any radio air play yet. My friends and I got there hours early and watched the band do a sound check. Thatâ€™s when I was able to get this photo. I was having a full blown fan girl moment here. I never really understood why she was pointing her thumb at me. Maybe it was to say â€œthis girl is wearing a backpack.â€
That was a great show at Triangle Square. Afterwards, the band signed autographs in the old Virgin record store. I still have the set list from the show that the band signed. My friends and I also were picked to be extras in the Just a Girl video (I later opted out but both friends did make it in the video!).