August 13th, 2006

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Floyd!

I have just returned from an evening of pure awesome! JJ and I, and a couple of friends of his, went to see the Floydian Slips. (A Pink Floyd tribute band local to Eugene. Quite popular too. The place didn't sell out, but only because it was huge.) They were incredible. Next best thing to seeing Pink Floyd for real, and honestly not far removed from. They did a nearly flawless job, and they were NOT just directly copying every note. The style was pure Floyd, but they threw in a number of really neat variations. They did the whole of Dark Side of the Moon, a good chunk of The Wall, and a couple of other things as well.

I was RIGHT at the front of the crowd, just back from the stage for the first half, and actually leaning against the stage for the second half. 'Twas awesome! And deafening. And everything vibrated with the beat, including my intestines, whee! There were some *ahem* recreational substances being passed around. I got offered a hit, but declined. Also much alcohol. About midway through the second half a very, very, very drunk female climbed up on stage, managed to flash the entire audience, and then threw herself off in a classic drunken stage dive right before security got her. *giggles*

But amusing as that was, the highlight was definitely the music. The singers could sing and holy crap the lead guitar player was stunningly good! All that incredible guitar you hear in Floyd's songs, executed flawlessly. Wow.

I now must get a marching hammers armband. I wore my paramilitary shirt, matching pants, and Boots Of Doom, but the thing that would have completed the outfit for that occasion would be such an armband. I wonder how hard they are to find?
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Speaking of random insanity...

I just got an e-mail asking a heap of questions about my fursuits. I have a sneaking suspicion that it was translated by babelfish. It has that sort of feel to it. It's definitely from somebody who doesn't speak English natively. I wouldn't mind at all, except that I cannot make heads or tails of two of the questions.

Anybody got any bets on "are with mask and suit handily?" and "whereof made mask, gloves, tail and something?" My best guess on the second one is he's asking what the various bits are made of, but on the first I can't come up with any sort of hypthesis at all.
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Impulse buys of unusual nature.

Well, I noticed that registration for Costume Con 26 was open, and people who sign up this early get half price! Given that Costume Con is a $100 membership fee, probably the most expensive I've ever seen (but for VERY good reason, and very worth it,) that was a wonderful deal. I've been planning on attending CC26 since I was at CC23 in 2005. Any of you who do automatic math will have noticied that 23 being 2005, 26 must therefore be 2008. This is correct. I have now registered for a convention that is more than a year and a half away. Which feels really weird, but I really, really, really want to go, and heck, if somehow I'm kept from it, I'm only out fifty bucks. I'll be more upset about missing the con than I will be about wasting the money. Now I just have to figure out if I want to count on JJ being able to make it, and register for him early as well... (And get flights and book hotel early, but that'll have to wait at least a while. They don't let you book flights 21 months in advance, though I do hear tell some hotels take reservations that far off. But as the convention doesn't have an official word on the hotel it'll be at yet, I guess that'll have to wait too.)

The good thing about knowing this far in advance is that it gives me time to actually make a decent competition costume for the Masquerade. I have a good idea of what I'd like to do. We'll see if it works out.
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Ghrkbrvtn?

I feel bleah, both physically and mentally.

For absolutely no reason as far as I can tell. Stress levels are relatively low, things are going well, I'm not sick, though I am just a touch tired from being up late for the concert and then early for church, but that's nothing new. Things are good with JJ, church was nice today, everything is all happy and hunky-dory and all.

Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy do I feel depressive and sick? Urgh.
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