Friday, April 05, 2013
Memories of the Route 18 Market
I hear a Wal-Mart is going up on the land, which is fine. The place has been an eyesore since 2009 and at least now I can look forward to buying Dr. Thunder on this block.
Anyway, the market was an indoor flea market that opened in the 1970s and was good place to buy an old table, cheap VHS tapes or a cheaply made T-shirt that fell apart in the wash.
What brought me to the market was WWF autograph sessions in the late 1990s.
The first one I attended was with Tammy "Sunny" Sytch. I remember her talking to somebody about calling Chris Candido and Bam Bam Bigelow about something.
She smudged the autograph after signing it.
I would have felt silly if I didn't.
I wondered for a bit if this was actually Kane. Could this have been some jobber in a mask?
He shook hands with the glove on.
Next was Gangrel... but if you read the wall behind him it was supposed to be Ken Shamrock. Another cancellation.
He signed it as Cactus Jack.
I was wearing a shirt I bought in a Chinese restaurant.
I was there that day. I said hi to her. Sunny looked more like Britney than she did. Flash Funk looked less like Britney than she did.
She had a Von Dutch hat and sunglasses. I didn't bother to meet her, but I bought some Sega games that day.
R.I.P. Route 18 Market. I sorta miss you.