#TBMTV: You’ve Got Mail And It’s Over Here In This Tent

’90s buzz band Radish praises ’90s buzz communications medium ‘the internet’

Hard as it may be to believe, ultra-powerful mobile communication devices weren’t always as ubiquitous at rock festivals as ironic t-shirts, crowd-tossed beach balls, or unaddressed sun-poisoning symptoms. In this interview shot during Lollapalooza 1997, self-proclaimed “cybernerds” Ben Kweller and the members of his band Radish talk to MTV’s Serena Altschul about the many “magical, mystical” things Lolla ’97 had to offer, including — wonder of cyberwonders — a tent where you can check your email. Watch out for the Lawnmower Man!