"There have been wedding receptions at the Casbah, but apparently this is the first actual wedding ceremony performed there," says Rookie Card singer/guitarist Adam Gimbel. Last month, with Lady Dottie and the Diamonds as the wedding band, Gimbel officiated the nuptials for Roger and Sara Morrison at the Kettner Boulevard club.
"I'm not a real rabbi, but the city allows you to have a temporary license to be a deputy marriage commissioner and perform weddings."
Roger plays with Gimbel in his side band Blasphemous Guitars; Sara is with the San Diego Derby Dolls ("Karma Electra").
"Roger and Sara's vows were beautiful," says Gimbel, "and I had to make a mockery by pretending to take a cell-phone call from my mom right as I was about to introduce the newly married couple.... A woman who does Roller Derby and a man who has played in crazy rock-and-roll bands for years wouldn't choose to get married at the Casbah if they didn't want a fun wedding."
Blasphemous Guitars appear April 7 at San Diego Sports Club.