Ha! Hanging out at the Black Cat taught me the finer points of the mosh pit early on. Skills I was only too anxious to put to use every year at the HFStival. The original Hammerjacks was a great rock music venue.Never made it to Hammerjacks. My first slam was at the 9:30 Club with Pere Ubu. My buddy elbowed me and said "It's a fight!" Then when we realized what was going on we jumped in. I wonder what happened to all of the video that was shot there. I used to drive up from Lynchburg and the go straight into work the next day red eyed and stinky.