There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881)
I met 7 bands. 11 CDs signed, 3 posters and a play set list from last month in Las Vegas. Overall a better success than last year’s 5 bands and 8 CDs. =)
No, I didn’t spend all day at the autograph booth, either. I saw many great bands perform, on both the Festival stages and the Main stage. Totally worth the $25-30 I paid for the ticket. ;)
Thanks to the Live 105 employees who kicked me out of line waiting to meet Sum 41. I’m sorry that you JUST saw me for Silversun Pickups and Shiny Toy Guns signings, and you felt that I was going through the line too many times. You bitches. Not that it matters as everything I brought to be signed was autographed by bands doing signing.
The Kaiser Chiefs were canceled due to time constraints (the signing area was over a half hour late to begin with – that’s hard to make up) and The Faint decided not to do signing as “they were hungry” .. lol.. can you not wait 20 minutes to eat and do your fans the favor that they came for?
Every Move a Picture was supposed to be signing at 12. Due to the fact the Shoreline staff has NO FUCKING CLUE how to manage a crowd, it took over an hour to get through the gates from the parking lot. The gates opened at 10:30, I showed around 11 and didn’t get in until around 12:10. EMAP! sat down around 12:35 and I was somehow the first person in line.. so, the EMAP postcard you see is the first signing of BFD 2007. =)
I then went and watched a few bands including The Lovemakers. I thought to myself “they’re pretty awesome!” and waddled my way over to the autograph tent where, again, there was almost no one there. They handed me a CD, signed it, and said “You’re going to love this. Turn your volume up to like 9 or 11.” .. which is just some random number unless my speaker system goes up to like 12. What if it goes up to 50? Or 100? hah..
When I met The Bravery I presented them with the play set list, the papers taped to the ground for them to read the order of their songs, from May 18th at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock. They were like “woah, I remember this!” I’m sooo getting it framed. You know, now that it’s signed!
Bloc Party was awesome, the singer goes “You know, this is the first one of these [CD booklets] I’ve seen all night”. True, everyone was getting the free posters signed, I suppose most people don’t think to bring their CDs to be signed, eh?
I watched The Kaiser Chiefs and Interpol from my Row B seats, and met up with some friends when Interpol was done. Watched Queens of the Stone Age, Social Distortion, and Bloc Party with them. As quoted from Bloc Party… “We have 2 songs left for you. Heh, blame Social Distortion…” lol.. yeah, Social D went past their time a little. ;)
View my picture album for photos of various stuff, or my photobucket for pictures. ;)