I love that story. Growing up in Boston I never saw the Avengers until a couple of years ago when they played a small club there. I got to talk to Penelope briefly telling her I had waited over 25 years to see this. It was like meeting Bono or Mick Jagger would be for most people. I saw them play again at Gilman St in Berkeley, Calif last year. They were great.
The Voidoids and Avengers are my two favorite bands from that time.