Psi Com - January 05, 1985 - Gila Monster Jamboree, Mojave Desert, CA

Date: January 05, 1985
Location: Gila Monster Jamboree, Mojave Desert, CA
Recorded: Audio
Status: Confirmed
Type: Concert
Lineup: Perry Farrell
Aaron Sherer
Vince Duran
Kelly Wheeler


14th Floor
Psi Com Theme

Show Information:

This show was the fourth (third desert show) and final "Desolation Center" event organized by Perry's Wilton House roommate Stuart Swezey.  This was one of the desert shows included in the documentary Desolation Center.  Footage of Psi Com's performance of 14th Floor is included in the film.  The date coincided with a full moon.

It took place in the Mojave Desert and was billed as the "Gila Monster Jamboree".  As of summer 2020, this is the only Psi Com show that is known to have any video footage.  Perry has noted that the Desolation Center shows were an early influence of the future Lollapalooza festival shows.  Coachella and Burning Man were also influenced by these shows, with co-founders of both events having attended the Desolation Center shows.

Psi Com were the opener, Sonic Youth, Meat Puppets and Redd Kross were also on the bill.  According to the documentary Desolation Center, Psi Com only got the gig because Perry was roommates with the Stuart, and he helped with setting up the show onsite.

According to the L.A. Weekly a helicopter flew over the show and photographs were taken. The photos were later used as evidence against Stuart Swezey when he was charged with trespassing.

The Anti-Club held a benefit for Stuart Swezey on August 4, 1985.