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    All Tomorrow’s Parties 2003

    October 28th, 2008

    All Tomorrow's Parties 2003 - Blackheart Procession.
    The Black Heart Procession.

    The Queen Mary
    Long Beach, California
    November 8-9, 2003

    As I write this in October 2008, half a decade after the fact, my memories of this event are not fuzzy at all! It’s just that most of them have slowly evaporated up into Earth orbit and eventually found their way inside the infinite cloud of cosmic background radiation. All Tomorrow’s Parties 2003 was a full-on, weekend-long musical event chock-full of full afternoons and evenings of bands galore. Since there were two stages set up–one inside the ship itself and the other outside in a park about a quarter mile away–it was impossible to catch everyone who played.

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    Lightning Bolt at the Echo

    October 20th, 2008

    Los Angeles, California
    October 13, 2003

    Brendan,

    Dude, I fully watched you walk by when I was in line for Lightning Bolt last night. (I was around the corner, about 20 feet away from Sunset.) When I saw you, I thought to myself, “Dude, Brendon is so rad! Look at him walking by right now. He’s so positive and energetic…and tall.” Lightning Bolt is so rad, too, dude. Everything about them last night ruled. The way they exploded into being immediately after the band before them stopped. The way they played on the floor and everyone crunched in around them. The way one audience guy held the drummer’s fan right on him and another got down on his knees to hug the drum kit and hold it together. The way the young girl on the opposite side of me (like many others) had a big smile on her face the entire time. The way the stage was tossed out for a full-on physical connection between performer and audience. For all of these reasons and many more, Lightning Bolt is totally killer. Dude, again, I was completely stoked to see you and Lightning Bolt last night.