If I agree to be the designated driver, I will get to go to Columbia Missouri with The Miracles Of God, where they'll open up for the Violent Femmes. The Femmes sax player Peter Balestrieri now lives in Iowa City a couple of blocks from me and we chat at the grocery store all the time. So I don't just get to see the Femmes live -- 20 odd years late -- I get to party like a rock star with them. Though I can't get messed up because I'm driving the Miracles van back to Iowa City.
Best quote from the Violent Femmes Info Page: In a German interview the Femmes were asked, "Ja, vat do you sink about the reunification of Chermany?" To the chagrin of the assembled journalists they responded,"We don't think the question is whether there should be one or two Germanies, but rather if there should be any Germany."