Every week, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 37-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.
This person looks like they aren’t particularly happy, but maybe they didn’t generate the caption. That telltale shroud of orangey-pink enthusiasm makes me wonder if their expression is meant to keep people away while they allow thoughts and emotions to collide between the road and the show.
“Sha La La La La” from Mecca Normal (Smarten UP!, 1986; reissued by K, 1995) (download):