Saturday, October 27, 2012

Moogfest 2012 Day 1 Highlights

Our night began with a walk downtown to find VIP Moogfest pals Terri and Will, a festival friendship rekindled annually.  We caught a bit of the experimental duo Buke & Gase at the Diana Wortham Theatre, but scooted out after few songs in order to catch the entire set of new fave band Bear In Heaven. (Anyone wondering why I'm so enamored with them can just listen their lyrics about dancing in the video highlights on Youtube here or after photos below.)

Enjoying "Synthesizers" at Curate with Will and Terri
Most of the night was then spent hopscotching between the adjoining Civic Center venues with the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium and Arena for Miike Snow, Nars, Primus, and Squarepusher.  We set out on a jaunt to the smaller Orange Peel venue for Black Moth Super Rainbow, thankfully bypassing the extremely long line outside with our press credentials.  On the way back to the hotel, we stopped by the Civic Center to check out Richie Hawtin and Explosions in the Sky.  Got that?  Round two tonight...

This year's wristbands
Miike Snow
Santigold & dancer