Splurged and gave myself a 50th birthday present of a music badge and a room at the Hilton from Thursday to Monday. Have spent probably close to 10-12 hours looking at stuff, and I'm still probably not halfway done - so much stuff.
Some showcasing bands I'm looking forward to: Off!, Pennywise, The Grannies, Turbogeist, Tacocat, Bombettes, Mujeres, Birthday Suits, The Hickoids, Glambilly, and so, so many more. Best looking overall showcases imo are the Saustex showcase on Thursday at Karma Lounge and the Dirtnap showcase on Saturday Night at Valhalla.
Day parties I'm in for are Devil Dolls Booking party on Friday (Biters and Riverboat Gamblers) and the Trouble In Mind party at Trailer Space records on Saturday (Hex Dispensers and Mean Jeans). Still need to spend some time looking at other day parties. Just noticed the Waterloo one that someone else mentioned. That's a pretty sick lineup.
Some noob questions for you veterans:
- With a badge, can I expect to have trouble getting into anything?
- For day parties - similar question. Do I need to RSVP if I have a music badge?
- Any other suggestions for noobs? Already know about sunscreen/good shoes/drinking lots of water.