VNV Nation was good.
Not good enough to be worth the drive, though.
Which is no slight against the band. I wouldn’t make that drive again for any band under the sun.
DC lived up to it’s reputation. It took me two hours to find my way from Baltimore to the club, at least half of it fighting traffic and getting lost in downtown DC. There was an accident blocking traffic on 295 South coming down, and I passed two accidents being cleaned up while driving home on 295 North.
DC is the only town in which two perpendicular roads can intersect twice, in two different places. Topographical laws are merely suggestions. If it weren’t for the directions tirani gave me over the phone when I called her in desperation, I almost certainly would have given up and driven home.
No more DC driving for me. If I can’t find a ride or get there on the train, I’m not going.
But yeah, the show was good. I actually got there just in time. And it was great to finally meet tirani. Thanks again for your help.
Despite the stress of the drive, I had no trouble getting lost in the music. That part of the evening was sheer contented bliss.
Ronan’s comments about livejournal cracked me the hell up. I was so pegged…
He and Mark had two guys up there with them playing keyboards and iBook. I’m not certain what exactly they added to the music though, since the backing tracks sounded pretty much like they do in the recorded versions.
Some weird vibes after the show. But it was good seeing people. I don’t feel like doing the roll call; you know who you are.
Now to see if I can sleep after feeding my nervous energy two cans of SoBe Adrenaline Rush during the ride home.
UPDATE: Just found out someone had their car broken into at the show last night. One more reason to never drive in DC again…