Best Ofs.. Worst Ofs...
Best Show of 2005
Dredg 06.14.2005 Portland, OR 90 min set. nice lighting, band was firing on all cylinders. even the band admitted this show was one of their top 3 at that point of the tour.
Worst Show of 2005
04.25.05 Cursed/Mare/Born of Ashes. not really a bad show, just the worst in comparison. don't think it was worth what i paid however.
Best Song Performed Live of 2005
Autolux - Reappearing. a new song, so no one knew what to expeect. it slayed. just killer
Best Venue of 2005
Mesa Luna. Anything goes!
Worst Taping Venue
Audio Wise: PNE Video Wise: Commodore (you still suck)
Best Promoter of 2005
Sealed With a Kiss. also anything goes! plus they bring in cool smaller bands.
Worst Promoter of 2005
HOB. ok. so i only know of 3-4 promoters. but even if there was like 10, they'd still be tops. jeez blue house lighten up. stop hating already. i hope swak undercuts all your business.
Best Taping Related Purchase of 2005
Wide Angle Lens. no more thinking "im too close" when filming. DPAs a close second
Show I regret not going to the most
Stars/Feist/Apostle of Hustle in april
Worst Taping Related Purchase of 2005
DAT repair. $261 jeez...
Worst Taping experience of 2005
2 botched dredg sbds.
Best Taping experience of 2005
Terror/Converge 9/21/2005. 3 cams, 2 of them 3ccd. 2 up front one in back. all we would have needed is the sbd to call it a day.
Worst Let down of a show
getting sbd and a sweet up front view and then having murder by death playing w/o their cellist.
Best Non-Band related item on a merch table
(International) Noise Conspiracy's socialist-leaning literature
Most Memorable Merch
Star's Pillow cases $20 ea