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A Moment With Ride
By Virginia Davila
So this is about the twentieth time i’ve met Ride?! No, it’s only the third(?) and it happened on April 2, 1994. I didn’t even know they were in town till a friend told me Idha were on KROQ — 106.7 FM. Then I turned to KROQ and I heard Andy saying that the rest of the band will be here by the end of the week. I was so happy. I called the hotel on Friday, April 1 and asked for Mark Gardener’s room and they connected me to his room. I was so scared. Nobody answered so I figured they were already in the studio.
My friend and I decided to go the next day on April 2 at 12noon. I told her we might have to stay here for ever till they show up in the lobby. We walked around in the hotel and then I saw Andy,Steve and Loz.
I felt really stupid.
I asked them if they could sing stuff for me and they said, “Yes，”Then I saw Mark and he smiled. “When did i sign this?” I said,”In July ‘93 when you were looking for a producer.”
I asked about the album and when it would come out. They told me June/July. I asked Andy where Idha was and he said,”Up in the room.” They’re the nicest people I ever met.
I went back to the hotel on April 6, I saw Andy. I was sitting down and he came up to me and said, “Hello.” He introduced me to Idha. She’s so cute.I asked them where did they get the Select — the May issue with he Ride song? They said,”In England.” Idha then said that they had an extra one we could give you. I said, “Thanks so much.” They went up to their room. Then Andy came down and gave me it. Thanks again Idha and Andy.
I hope you have a good moment with Ride as I did.