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Ninety Days In The 90s: A Rock N Roll Time Travel Story

Miss the 90s? Ready for an adventure?


What if Bill And Ted went to the 1990s —the age of Nirvana, grunge, punk, Lollapalooza—and stopped off in Portlandia along the way?

Join Darby on her trip back to mid-1990s Chicago. You will enjoy the good times with Darby as she relives her carefree twenties, soaking up all the pop culture and nostalgia you could ever imagine.

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If you could time travel back to the 90s…

Would you go see Nirvana’s first gig? Form a punk band? Play a winning lottery ticket? Buy Amazon stock?

 Sounds great, but Darby has other ideas. 

Darby Derrex is not experiencing an early midlife crisis. (Or is she?) She’s failed on Wall Street and in her relationships. She returns to Chicago to take over her uncle’s record store and imagines a “do-over.”  Little does Darby know a time machine rumbles under her feet.

Chicago, 1996: Grunge tops the charts. Concertgoers are crowd surfing. Bands like Smashing Pumpkins rescue us from Celine Dion and hair metal. And it’s the year Darby left behind her music critic job—and her true love.

Once Darby goes back, she has a blast—and that’s part of the problem. She’s got 90 days to return or stay back forever. Both are tempting, but Darby has to face the music.

ANDY FRYE has written for Rolling Stone, ESPN and other publications. Currently, he writes about sports business for Forbes.

Over his career, Andy has interviewed hundreds of athletes, rock stars and other celebrities.

Among the bands and solo artists he has interviewed are Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, Morrissey, Jimmy Eat World, Rage Against The Machine, and Alice In Chains.

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