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Meet Virginia by Train
Album: TrainReleased: 1998Charted:
This was Train's first single. It took about a year and a half to catch on because no one knew about the band. Many radio stations were still playing it when they released their next album, Drops Of Jupiter, 3 years later.
Train did not have a record deal when they released the album. Columbia Records, who had previously rejected the band, picked them up after this was released.
The album cost $25,000 to make. The group paid for it themselves.
This song was inspired at least partially by one of Pat Monahan's friends, who according to Pat, would make up all these stories about stuff that Pat supposedly did. Pat says the song isn't supposed to be about one woman, but rather, several people.
Rebecca Gayheart plays the role of "Virginia" in the video.
At a sold-out show in San Francisco, Pat told the audience at one point during the show that the song they'd be playing next was "a new song, that you've probably never heard before" - and the band broke into "Meet Virginia," met by cheering.
Before they got nice big comfy tour buses, Train toured in a van that has caught on fire twice.