When Herold_ called me to swing the needle for this one, I was rather pessimistic about it. The media coverage was nearly unexistent, it was announced next to nowhere, and the head of the crew known for his habit of disappearing in the middle of something important to make a hawk and put on make-up. On top of that, I've never heard the headliners, My coffin rats, before, assuming them to be just another random band. My mistake. The guys rocked the bejesus out of me. They totally saved the night. I haven't heard anyone that good in a long while. Not among the local bands anyway. They deserve to be heard more. Infinite kudos and respect. After the Rats took a bus back to their coffin, the two other bands played. They were le dahlia noir and Old Cat's Drama. Unfortunately I only heard them during the soundcheck (while tweaking the levels for them on a mysteriously old mixer unit), so I couldn't have paid enough of attention to the actual music. Despite that, I can say we got scene alright. The rest of the night was left to DJs. Ironically, the venue's location is in the basement in the very official block in the center of the city. With windows widely open, I take it the bankers and ambassadors had to listen to a whole lotta rockin' darkness. After 4 AM it was a wrap and we took off into the night as a big crowd. And nothing else mattered.
P.S. The club owners are nice and kind guys. Thanks for allowing it to happen at your place.
P.P.S. Herold_, next time let's make sure to make it strong on the technical side as well. It's far from fun struggling for the sound not to collapse into noise and feedback madness, rather than actually setting up proper sound. Chaos is cool, but you can't run forever on luck and charisma alone.