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Soundwave Festival 2009

There was no need for me to have been afraid; as it turns out metal crowds are the most welcoming and nurturing you could hope to find surrounding any scene.

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Adam Green + Straight Arrows

Adam Green ripped the pink leather jacket from his torso, tore it into strips and hurled them into the crowd, who grasped for it as though it were a piece of the true cross.

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The Rocky Horror Show

Much as the entrance of Tim Curry in his outrageous tranny outfit defines the film version, the roof lifted off the theatre when iOTA emerged in full space-bitch garb as Frank.

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Iron & Wine

It turns out Iron & Wine can rock out with the best of them: the force of it almost knocked me out.

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Beirut

There is a sense of fin de siècle in the music of Beirut, as though it is prophesying the death of an era in which American music for the most part shunned external influences.

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