As a quick-thinking senatorial aide switched on the Senate's public-address system and cued up the infamous "Seven Minutes of Funk" break, Mr. Leahy and Mr. Cheney went head-to-head in what can only be described as a "take no prisoners" freestyle rap battle. Despite the fact that both participants brought their A-game and succeeded in dropping mad scientifics, the bout seemed to end in a draw.
I took photos, but it was really difficult. It was pretty crowded up front, and W.A.S.P. had us rent barricades for in front of the stage. This made it pretty hard to get decent shots: those barricades make it hard to move around near them, and when I went on the stage side of the barricades to shoot, I was too close and was getting these great shots right up peoples' noses.
The barricades were totally unnecessary, of course. The crowd was enthusiastic, but there wasn't even a pit. We've had rougher goth shows here.
Then, when I got home, I found that 2/3rds of my pictures were toast: most of Sparrow's Point and all of W.A.S.P. were zero-length when I got them off the card. I don't know if the card got corrupted, or if this was the "your computer is our learning experience" Linux USB drivers screwing me again, but either way, zap.
- Apparently W.A.S.P. gave Sparrow's Point a lot of shit after they played together in LA last night for "upstaging" them. Which I guess means "putting on a more energetic and entertaining show."
- We printed up some W.A.S.P. posters to sell (same image as the flyer), and the band agreed to have their merch guy sell them for us. He put them on display by hiding them under a stack of t-shirts. He was actively trying not to sell them, so the only way any got sold was if someone spotted someone else walking around with one and asked where they got it. Sweet.
So, we've got a big stack of those posters left. If you want to buy one, ask the next time you're at the club. We've got a bunch of the Sister Machine Gun posters left, too. (This selling posters thing, it's not working out so well.)