Interview with Davey at a metro Chicago in early 2000s

I was the photographer for a zine called “Jaded in Chicago.” We had interviewed and photograph countless bands since the 90s. We covered so many bands from their start at the Fireside Bowl Chicago, up until they became extremely well known and successful (Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab for Cutie, Alkaline Trio, etc). Sometime in the early 2000s we were covering AFI at the Metro in Chicago and Davey agreed to be interviewed. We met with him backstage. The editor, Bill, interviewed him and I sat there holding the camera I just took pictures with. I was mesmerized by Davey’s tattoos as a fellow lover of Nightmare Before Christmas. I found myself staring, likely uncomfortably for Davey, at the details of his tattoos and then his articulate answers. He saw this, but was so kind and interactive with me even though I was very shy meeting him. It was a moment to remember, and have been a fan since.