Nightmare of You weren't bad but I really can't stand the Dillenger Escape Plan - I just can't get into screamo style singing & I spent their set mainly fantasizing about tossing him over the fence into the big alligator infested pools of the adjacent Gatorland.
At long last AFI came on - another wonderful set, great lighting which made me fantasize again but this time wishing I had a photo pass & my D70... since the HOB are always security nazis there was no sense even trying to smuggle a camera in. Sadly I didn't win their 5th column contest for a press pass but I met the gal who did & hope she got some good shots with her borrowed D50. Only minor disapppointment in that they didn't play "Endlessly, She said" as we'd gotten our hopes up when we heard them do it during the soundcheck earlier that afternoon.
Afterwards we were so dead Judy & I headed back to the motel & crashed out. It was a long ride home the next day and we were punchy...for unknown reasons we are always entertained for the signs for "Triangle Waffles" that all say "Jesus is Lord - Closed Sunday" and somehow imagine waffles with religious imagery branded into them. What can I say but hyper active imaginations. Somehow it had beciome a long running joke since we'd seen them on an earlier road trip years ago.
We were highly entertained when Davey Havok & Adam Carson took over XM radio's "Ethyl" station for slightly over 2 hrs & played much of my favorite 80's tunes including the Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, Specimen, Moz, Ecgo & the Bunnymen, Erasure, Depeche mode etc etc.
Somehow I made it into work on Friday tho BARELY & then left an hour early for BWI airport & flew out to LA for Hootenanney!!