Neutral Milk Hotel is coming to Portland.... that is totally the headline that I would write if this was 1996.

But since it's not 1996, and the wildly influential band has been inactive for almost a decade now, there is no point to holding our breath that they'll miraculously reform and come this way. So dry your eyes, camper, and enjoy this 1996 video of NMH playing at EJ's (right across the street from the current Mercury offices). I hope that crowd knew what they were witnessing.