Friday started with a late breakfast at the Magnolia Grill on South Congress. We discussed the day's plans over a great asparagus and pesto omelet.
Chris would be working the Gibson Guitar Hospital downtown, and we would not see him till later in the day.
The first stop after breakfast at 2 p.m. would be The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences membership party, which I wrote about earlier. I think I'm going to join. Great parties.
We left there around 5 and headed back to South Congress to Home Slice Pizza where I left Tish and Mark to check out another Dead Confederate show. I went back to the hotel for some photo editing and blogging.
The highlight for Friday was definitively X. The late 70s LA punk band: Exene Cervenka, John Doe, D.J. Bonebreak and the ever smiling Billy Zoom.
Chris and I got a call around 9:30 from an old friend who had great passes and was already in line. “Hurry up!” he said. They were playing a 10 p.m. set on the ultra modern sound stage inside the convention center. We got there about 5 minutes before the doors opened and with our backs to a line of about 500 people who had been waiting hours, walked right in. Not even an angry look.
The stage is set up for broadcast, an articulated boom camera on each side, walls and ceiling covered with state-of-the-art digital lights and LED strips. It was almost Disney. The set was flawless and really brought back some memories. The whole thing was broadcast. We're on TV somewhere.
More next time!
Here's the line we got to cut in on to see X
The crowd at the X show