At the beginning of 2016, Local H announced two special shows in Chicago to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their sophomore album As Good As Dead, along with a pre-order for the album on colored vinyl, which is a first in this format. Even more recently, the band announced a national tour where they will be playing the album in its entirety across the U.S.
In 1996, the band released a video for Bound For The Floor, from the same album. Surely you remember the song with its now iconic opening notes, but you may also remember the video. As a result of preparing for the upcoming tour, the band couldn’t help but wonder, where are those kids now? As a result, Local H are asking for help in finding the children that took part in the filming.
Some may think, how hard could this be? Well, the internet back then wasn’t what we know today. Every little detail of our lives or our kids’ lives was not documented and uploaded to social media for all to see. Plus, we’re talking about a video released 20 years ago, which would put the kids right around 25-26 years old. A lot can happen in 20 years, but possibly, if you’re reading this, you were one of the kids or maybe you know one of the kids that appeared in the video. Depending on your age now, maybe your parents remember something from that time period.
*The video was filmed in New York, in the East Village, on a very hot day
*The bar scene was filmed at Vazac’s Horseshoe Bar (more commonly called 7B) on the corner of 7th St and Ave. B and is still there today
*The walking scene, where the kids are all holding on to the yellow safety walking rope, was filmed through Astor Place, where The Cube sculpture used to be
*The first band performance scene was filmed at an abandoned school on Ave. C
*The merry-go-round scene was filmed in the courtyard of the school on Ave. C