BLIP FEST DAY 1:
chipzel: opener from ireland killed it. zen albatross also killed it. talk to animals was by far my favorite set of the night. anamanaguchi obviously destroyed, played some new tracks that i am very much a fan of. also played: minusbaby, beastmode, and ralp. partytime hexcellent! provided visuals for both talk to animals and anamanaguchi, and they were amazing to watch.
besides the music, nick and i spent the evening walking around and making connections. it’s pretty surreal to meet and talk to people whose music you’ve heard and pictures you’ve seen. we met and talked a bunch to the dudes from noisewaves, who are unsurprisingly some of the nicest people i’ve met. we saw the shrimps, the shortsleeves, chipocrite, damon from starscream, luke from anamanaguchi, and plenty more. everyone in this scene is so genuinely nice and interesting and great to talk to. it’s like part music festival, part “business trip”, talking a lot about rochester chip and such.
after the festival, we dragged ourselves out to williamsburg at 2am to catch a short but sweet set by joey mariano, aka animal style. after that, we dragged ourselves home, and went to bed around 5am, just as the sun was slowly starting to rise.
and that was just day one of three.