My husband and I met on a talker back in 1994. At that time, I was entirely obsessed with Michael Stipe and R.E.M. I would log on each evening and try to get everyone there to talk about Stipe. One evening, Danny said, “Stipe is unripe.” I almost blocked him, but when he mentioned that he’d met Michael Stipe, I wanted to know more. It is pretty fair to say that Michael Stipe is what brought us together. In fact, one of the first places we ever went tougher in person was to R.E.M.’s Monster Tour show in Greensboro, NC.
Back in 1989, Danny went to a Miracle Legion concert and took pictures of the show. Michael Stipe was a fan of the band and showed up. My man with the camera was close enough to get some fantastic pictures of Michael Stipe. He recently had his negatives digitized and I had a lot of fun looking them over and I wanted to share.
Mark Mulcahy from Miracle Legion with Micheal Stipe
These pictures make me so happy. It is unlikely that I’ll ever meet Michael Stipe. I’m not even sure I’d want to. BUT my husband got this close to him and because of that I have these pictures. That is more than enough for me.