Tag: concert

  1. Gamefest and The Art of Video Games.

    23 March 2012

    A couple of months back the American Art Museum (part of the Smithsonian) announced that it was collecting ideas for an art exhibit that would reside in DC until September of 2012 and then go on tour around the country. The exhibit, called The Art of Video Games is a tribute not only to video games as a form of art, but also to the artists and programmers who devote unthinkable amounts of time and energy to perfecting their craft.. and building the games that so many have come to hold near and dear to their hearts. Now, as we …

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  2. Straftanz and VNV Nation at the 9:30 Club.

    28 December 2011

    Earlier this month Lyssa and I took the daughter of a good friend of ours to her first concert at the 9:30 Club in downtown DC. We decided that we wanted her first concert to be a memorable one, so we took her to see VNV Nation when their latest tour took them through our nation's capital. So, one evening, we hit up a local restaurant for dinner and then headed downtown, a remarkably short jaunt these days since the move.

    Shortly after arriving I ran into Mike and Tara, two old friends of mine from a previous trip …

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  3. Pictures from the My Chemical Romance concert, 11 May 2011.

    21 July 2011

    As I'd mentioned in an earlier post, here are the pictures I took at the concert. Yes, this would be the show that gave me my first suntan in over six years (by way of a sunburn) and kicked my body's immune system off the edge of a cliff by exposing it to a hellish cauldron of airborn illnesses and allergies that can only come from going to a convention or camping out for a concert.

    Highlights of the show: hanging out with lots of killjoys of all shapes and sorts. I got to meet a lot of new people …

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  4. Not even time to breathe.

    02 July 2011

    Most of my posts lately have been terse, to say the least. When I've had time to sit and write it's been in fits and spurts over a period of hours or days when I've felt up to it. My queue of things to write about has broken two pages, which means that it's time to delete the older stuff and move on. In Internet time, that's a long while, plus there is more important stuff to worry about. It's not ADHD, it's simple practicality. The "when I've felt up to it" means just what you think it does, I …

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  5. And the Wall was torn down.

    10 November 2010

    Pictures taken at the Roger Waters concert at DC's Verizon Center in October. The zoom function of my camera really got a workout that night because we were up in the nosebleeds for the show. Certainly high enough up that looking down at the crowd (or even the seat in front of you) was enough to make one dizzy. Thus, I apologize for the rather low quality of some of the pictures, I had to make the most of what visible light there was.

    I'd also like to point out that some of the funkier, most abstract pictures are of …

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  6. Pictures from the Rasputina/Gary Numan concert.

    08 November 2010

    I finally copied the pictures I took at the Rasputina and Gary Numan concert in October off of my camera. I should have written about the show earlier but various and sundry things prevented me from doing so.

    First off, Rasputina replaced Emilie Autumn as the opening act because she is going to undergo reconstructive surgery on her jaw (if indeed she hasn't already). Her tour has been rescheduled for January of 2011. I'm not that big a fan of Rasputina, to tell the truth. I've tried to listen to their work but it never seems to stick in my …

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  7. Diamond Star Release Party - 3 July 2010.

    08 July 2010

    Last week Catherine Asaro and Donald Wolcott played a live show at Stacy's to celebrate the paperback release of Diamond Star. Hasufin, Mika, Lyssa, and I had hoped to show up at Stacy's about an hour ahead of time to get the sound system set up and checked out but Dr. Asaro and Donald had beaten us by about twenty minutes; plus, we were running about ten minutes late. We spent the next half hour or so sitting around chatting amiably, settling in, and waiting for more people to arrive. They took their places behind microphone and keyboard around 1915 …

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  8. Pictures from the Amanda Palmer ninja gig, 16 June 2010.

    02 July 2010

    A couple of weeks ago I had a unique opportunity to attend one of Amanda Palmer's ninja gigs. If you've not heard of them they're rare-ish but growing in notoriety. Basically, she and whomever she's on tour with at the time roll into town and get in touch with a promoter, a theatre, a nightclub, wherever they can to stage a two to four hour rehearsal/mini-concert/bull session with no cover charge. They're often held the night before their full-scale concert though it wouldn't surprise me if there had been an exception or two. Whoever wants to attend …

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  9. Live at Stacy's - Catherine Asaro and Donald Wolcott!

    01 July 2010

    Please boost the signal - link to this post everywhere!

    I realize this is a bit late, I've been laid low by a sinus infection, but thankfully a few of us have been getting flyers put around the DC metroplex.

    Saturday night, on 3 July 2010 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm Nebula Award winning author Catherine Asaro and musician Donald Wolcott will be performing live at Stacy's Coffee Parlor in Falls Church, Virginia to celebrate the release in paperback of Asaro's latest novel of the Skolian Empire series, Diamond Star. For one night only the duo will perform songs from …

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