It was 1993, and Roxette’s Join the Joyride world tour was over. As a kid in South Africa at the end of Apartheid, I’d missed the opportunity to see my favourite band live. So I did the next best thing – I created some custom SimCity 2000 assets, and hosted my own Join the Joyride show.
I wish I had a screenshot, but I don’t because, you know… it was 1993. Besides, it wasn’t exactly impressive. It was some neon pixels on an improvised screen over a modified football stadium model. BUT IT WAS MY JOIN THE JOYRIDE SHOW, OKAY. I was a dork, maybe, but I was a dork with dreams.
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