Poison Idea photo by Chris Boarts Larson

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Poison Idea

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This was a total Richmond Rager! Richmond’s own Occultist and Iron Reagan with Poison Idea at Strange Matter. It was epic and everyone was off their heads!

In the summer of 1990, Poison Idea came to NYC and played two shows, which was a really big deal because they’d never been East before. It was an amazing experience and I got some life-changing photos that are still among my all-time favorites.

Just recently I was digging out some of those photos for a live release from the show at the Pyramid. In doing so, I came across these more recent photos from 2016 when Poison Idea was in Richmond. Poison Idea were in peak performance and the energy all night was incredible.

Here’s a photo that jumped out at me that I never shared, which really makes me miss good ol’ Strange Matter and these iconic shows. There’s no denying that Jerry A is a king of punk.