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Chris Hambrick's 'mortifying' teenage moment

Aug 3, 2015
Motown photo studios/Chris Hambrick

Many people have decided to share their own most personal moments of teenage-hood publicly. In the show, "Mortified," KALW’s Chris Hambrick does just that – but not under her own name.

A group of people dressed in black and platform boots smoke cigarettes near the corner of 11th and Harrison in San Francisco. For someone just passing by, it can be an intimidating scene. But they’re not causing trouble; they’re actually standing outside what is quite possibly the most tolerant and accepting nightclub in San Francisco, Death Guild.

“We get people in business suits, we get people in preppy clothes, we get people in gothic clothes, we get people in fetish clothes,” says Brian Von Reber. “Basically, anything you can dream of, it's here.”