Just one more thing on MBV

The last song of the night – You Made Me Realise – lasted approximately 40 minutes. About 30 of it is just noise – very very loud noise and feedback. It is intended to be a wash of sound/noise, but after a while it was just humorous. I couldn’t help but look around and laugh. Here was a typical shot. Note the guy that is transfixed while the other guy is holding his ears shut. 

They gave us all ear plugs as you walked in but some people didn’t use them. Art was one of them. He said that his ears just recently stopped ringing (4 days later).



My Bloody Valentine in Chicago

This was the line to get in, wrapped around the block. They kept telling us “me to the left, ladies to the right”. I couldn’t figure out why the sex disparity, but then once we were inside they frisked everyone for weapons. Luckily I left my Glock at home.


Art, Ryan and I getting ready to ROCK!


MBV on stage. Kevin Shields to the right, Bilinda Butcher on the left, Debbie Googe in the back on bass and Colm O Ciosoig on drums in the back.


I also have a link to a song from the show (when they went through Fuji with it) that is pretty good quality here:

To Here Knows When

I loved seeing them live. It’s been something I’d been looking forward to all summer.