|Merry Morning, Mr Pine
||[Apr. 22nd, 2008|01:38 pm]
|||||The Crruxshadows - Citadel||]|
Went to see Eisley last night, and the title is a lyric from one of their more "out there" tunes. I was actually more excited to see Vedera than Eisley since I have seen a lot of Eisley over the years -- they are from my area of East Texas and started up playing a lot on Dallas when I lived there.
Apparently DC has a no smoking ordinance since the only thing polluting the air in there was the fog machine they had going full time in the light rack. Can't say I mind, and I suspect the band didn't mind either. (beats a few shows at Trees in Dallas where it wasn't all tobacco that was fuming up the place) Heh, Virginia has as many cigars in some bars as cigarettes -- makes for coming home and taking a shower before bed, it does. Can't imagine how bad it would be if I had long hair... ick.
Lights drove me crazy though, the club seemed to think backlights were the way to go, the front lights were an odd mix of gel cans. (simple lights with a coloured film across the front) Magenta and Yellow, but no Cyan to balance it. (the three together make a diffused white light) I am sure the bands are happier with the lighting behind them, but I prefer to see who is playing better. I would almost suspect its to defeat photographers -- the permanent signage at the entrance about cameras was ignored, which makes sense since Eisley has never had a problem with cameras at all. I don't usually do comments on lighting but it bugged me - I hung lights a few times in college.
Reminds me of a show I left in Dallas because some security goon grabbed me when I pulled out my phone to see what time it was. Just annoyed the #$%# out of me, since I wasn't holding it up to take pictures or anything. Japanese labels have a real thing against people taking pictures of their acts performance - since they sell autographs. Seems to me that they ought to wait until someone does before laying hands on them. It was a convention "free" show so I just left.
Hopefully Vedera will do another tour sometime where they can do a full set. The Envy Corps wasn't bad either. I have seriously missed decent live music -- not enough to drive regularly 2 hours into DC though.