I had buckets of fun at the first Brainwaves festival in 2006, and Brainwashed is turning it up to 11 for the second festival on November 21-23.. Big name acts you may have heard of like Meat Beat Manifesto, Matmos, and Stars of the Lid, but the real cream of the crop may be the bands you may not have heard of yet (unless you read Brainwashed religiously). Brainwaves is completely different from any festival I’ve ever attended, the Regent Theatre is a pretty intimate venue and the artists are often sprinkled throughout the venue (not squirreled away in some green room or hotel).
The schedule was just posted, and at 79 bucks, the three-day pass is a bargain.. You can also buy tickets for the individual days, so if you really want to help one of the greatest independent music sites online (and a native Boston business), buy your tickets now!
Red Sox Nation sent out a dispatch last week about a first-come, first-served contest for tickets to watch Game 2 of the ALDS at Fenway. This was an away game, so the party was being held in the State Street Pavilion, which are some of the more expensive seats in the park. I replied right away, as did roryk , and we both got on the guest list. coco_b thought it’d be a fun night too, and so we all went over there on Friday night.
It was really a blast.. RSN was giving away some neat prizes, the ultimate being two box seats to tonight’s game (we didn’t win anything, but it was fun nonetheless). The pavilion is basically a restaurant with glass facing the field, but when you’re actually at a game, you have seats on the other side of the glass to watch the game from. There were TVs to watch the game all over the restaurant, and we were also welcome to go out and sit in the seats over the field (where there were also TVs). The food was what you’d expect from a ball park, not great, but definitely a little better than the vendors in the concourse. There was a full bar and table service, and there were probably about 150 people at the party. We got pictures with the World Series trophies, but some of them are on Corinna’s camera, so I haven’t gotten them yet. The ones I took with my phone are up, though.
The game was completely awesome, a little bit of everything.. Started out hot, Angels slowly crept back, the awesome jack by Drew to put the final nails in.. It was so great watching the game with such a group of hardcore fans… Rory and Corinna really seemed to enjoy it as well, even though coco was pretty tired by the time the late night game ended…