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How Dream Pop Once Saved My Life

A community of “The Rejected” straight out of Suburbia, we converged at “Greg Allen’s Off the Strip” every Friday night in Mishawaka, Indiana. Alternative Night was a triumphant space for New Wavers, Punk Rockers, Skaters, Goths, Artists, and Queers to smoke, sneak alcohol, and unite in teen angst.

Greg Allen’s was originally a chain restaurant that served pizza and a show. Animatronic animals had once…