Blast from the past: Max's on Broadway
Maybe I'm being a little too ambitious here at the start of 2009, but I'd like to beef up Midnight Sun with a few occasional features. I'll save them under various headings in the sidebar to the right of your screen.
When I was digging through The Sun's digital photo archives a couple days ago for the Belgian Fest post, I found this old pic of Max's on Broadway (735 S. Broadway) from 1995.
Look at the Formstone! And the tacky yellow banner! Man oh man, Max's sure has come a long way since then.
That's owner Ron Furman standing out front with his hands on his hips, staring off into the distance. He actually looks better then.
On a side note, I knew that Max's used to host live music back in the day. But I never knew that Hunter S. Thompson spoke there ...
Here is the Gonzo journalism pioneer, speaking at Max's on Broadway in 1991.
Were any of you Midnight Sunners there?
I was way too young to even think about going to a bar in 1991. But I'll bet somebody out there remembers going to this.
(Photo of Max's by Sun photographer Jed Kirschbaum. Photo of Thompson by Sun photographer Kenneth K. Lam)