this picture is from one of the weirdest concerts i have ever played. it was in the tavern at hampshire college, in january 2010. i had a bag full of film trailers that i got from the movie theater i worked at, and i cut some of them up and strung them from the ceiling. akira was playing on the tv in the background. there was this one person right up front who seemed really into it the whole time, until i did a beck cover and she started screaming 'this song is ooooold!!!!' throughout the entire song. that really pissed me off and changed the energy of the show. it shook my confidence a bit, and even though it was just one person, i got a little paranoid that maybe nobody in the room was feeling it, so i played harder and louder and more aggressively than usual. 'i want to burn this place to the ground!' i screamed as i went into the last song, in which i threw my guitar onto the floor, ripped open this giant bag of popcorn, and swung it around, drowning everything and everyone in the room as the beat rang out from the speakers.
photo by @sambortle