THE SPEEDWAY CAFE STORY
That time when someone called the cops because Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys burned an American flag onstage.
That time when a crowd of punk kids, angered at a police officer who they felt was harassing one of their own, started bouncing his squad car.
That Gwar show, where ... actually, we can't really print what happened at the Gwar show in a family newspaper.
And that still-talked-about Ministry show, when some 700 people packed into a room that legally was allowed to have 290.
There are countless other stories of the Speedway Cafe, a much-missed live music hall that catered to Utah's punk and alt-rock tribes during the 1980s. Cruise by its old address at 505 W. 500 South, and while you won't see the building there anymore, you still might spot a bloodstain on the sidewalk.
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