An Introduction

Hello everyone! Apparently some folks are wondering who is behind this project, so I think some introductions are in order. I’m Martha Pullen, and I’ll be creating this book. I’m also pleased to say that Bobby Hackney has signed on to be the main layout/design person, and several other people have been helping out with advice and resources behind the scenes. This book (and blog) is an independent project and is not affiliated with any organization.

For those of you who don’t know me, a point of reference: I started going to shows in Burlington in 1996 at the age of 15, and was most active in the scene between 1996 and 2006. I played in several local bands, volunteered at 242, and served as a youth member of the advisory board. I’m thrilled to be working on this project and look forward to collecting and sharing stories from all decades of 242’s history!

I’ll talk more about what inspired me to create a book about 242 Main another time, but for now I want to let you know that we’ve already received a few entries, and the first blog post will be going up by this weekend at the latest. I think you’re going to enjoy it. (Hint: This person was around when 242 Main opened.)

Don’t forget: YOU are the heart and soul of this project. Fill out the online interview, send me your photos, and above all, help spread the word to other 242 kids!

– Martha

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