Well. As usual food there is overpriced and not that good. Why do I always decide to eat there though? :(
Was still eating lunch when Parachute came up. By the time I got sorta close they’d just finished. Waited for Sugar Ray, who were kinda entertaining. Then I napped under a tree away from the crowds and got sunburnt (the shade moved) while Matt Nathanson was playing, and didn’t stay for Gavin Rosdale.
The concerts and the crowd was generally pretty mellow. Which was actually kinda disappointing as I was trying to see if there were songs which were suitable otagei. Sugar Ray did eventually do a couple rock songs that I felt would work, but nobody’s put a video up of that. The DJ they had was fun though. But generally, the crowd responsiveness felt sort of lukewarm.
I mean, compare with :P
Though watching the videos now from further back, looks like the girls were getting into the mood. Maybe it’s a male-band thing.
Someone had a huge-ass $5000 lens attached to a full-frame camera. Another photographer next to me joked about how that lens cost more than his last car. :P I think that was probably overkill for the concert.
Also, thank goodness for earphones doubling as earplugs. Don’t think I could’ve been able to withstand standing so close to the speakers for so long otherwise.
Not directly related, but I got a voicemail from Radio Alice the previous week thanking me for listening to their radio/going to their site and inviting feedback. It was definitely a personalized call though as they were trying to say my name and talking about butchering the pronunciation