The four original members of American rock band REM re-formed for a special performance on Saturday night (08OCT05) to celebrate the wedding of their long-serving technician.
The LOSING MY RELIGION hitmakers only decided to take to the stage for a seven-song set at DEWITT BURTON's wedding when his official wedding band took a break.
ED CONNOLLY was delighted to have such big names playing at his Kingpins Bowl And Brew establishment: "By the time they got to the first chorus it was packed shoulder-to-shoulder.
"Nobody really knew it was going to happen. They didn't know if Bill was going to make it, and I don't know if they had a chance to rehearse.
"The beauty is it was in Athens on a warm Saturday night, with the band on the floor with no production. I had three old disco mirror balls and they hung them up. That was the extent of the lighting show."
And bassist Mills loved performing with his old rhythm partner: "It was awesome to look behind me and see Bill on drums."