For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we resurrect something we first shared way back in 2010, and something that remains one of our favorite things to ever exist: a pair of TV news reports from WBNS in Columbus, Ohio, about the “Cocteau Fever” surrounding the Cocteau Twins’ Sept. 19, 1985, concert there — just one of five stops on its U.S. tour that year.
It’s hard to believe that a fairly obscure British band’s decision to play central Ohio merited not just an advance feature, but live coverage the night of the concert — or, rather, the “rock happening,” as the anchor calls it before throwing to a live correspondent, who announces, “Cocteau fever has hit — and guess who has it?” The answer? Apparently a bunch of weirdos with funny haircuts.
Check it out in all its glory:
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