i didn't think i'd ever seen a weaker crowd that the one i saw at dredg in july of this year. wintersleep was hugely under-sold. i'd be suprised if the promoter came out even on this one. they closed off the balcony and even the floor was at 60-70% capacity by the end of the night.
sylvie. didn't hate them didn't exactly enjoy them that much either. not much else to say i guess. i'm still ok w/ the fact that i left before they went on stage last june.
while waiting for the show to start i chatted up jud from wintersleep. now the last time i spoke to him in july, he was feeding me stories about how back east they play like 2hr sets. i was hoping for something like this today. but it wasn't to be. apparently "the ladies and gentleman's" record label (apparently from vancouver as well as their drummer) really really really wanted them to close out the show. even the promoter had wintersleep set to play a headlining set. wintersleep being the nice guys that they are agreed. now this doesn't really make a lot of sense, as a) i've never heard of ladies and gentleman up until now and b) they're only capable of playing 30 min or 8-9 songs, encore included. jud also mentioned going back home to record a few demos.
well at least wintersleep got to play 50 or so min. not a bad set i guess. they played a nice mix of old and new songs. crowd was really into them. during one of the songs, one of the members of LandG played some guitar parts pratically offstage. and he seeming had problems w/ the guitar. good hustle. i do wonder how many ppl left after wintersleep got on.