Scenes from the Apocalypse: NEARfest 2012
By Dave on Tuesday, June 26th 2012 12:10 am
Just back from the final NEARfest. Here are some galleries of my photos from the event. Shot with Nikon D50 mostly with with a 50mm 1.8 lens but some with a fast 35mm lens. I was in the front row this year so got some keepers. Photography wasn't permitted during UK.
Click the thumbnails below for galleries.
Van der Graaf Generator||
Helmet of Gnats|
Gösta Berlings Saga||
Il Tempio delle Clessidre||
Mike Keneally Band|
NEARfest Friends and Various Photos|
This was one of my top 2 NEARfests (the other being 2003). The Sweds were terrific (Änglagård & Gösta Berlings Saga) as were the Americans (Keneally & Helmet of Gnats). And everyone (including me) was talking about the lead off Aranis show all weekend. And if that weren't enough UK with Wetton.
Made some new friends this year, the Matts from Discipline (and Jen) were fun to hang around with, got to chat with Ray, Tom and Chris from Echolyn quite a bit (new album is Amazing of course), and even got to know Mattias Olsson from Änglagård (their new album is also amazing). And of course it was nice to run into friends from years past.
Biggest regret from the festival was that I didn't get to play with Mike Keneally and Mattias Olsson at the after party jam. I was signed up to play Back in NYC and got called up, but when I talked to the host he said I needed to have my own guitar. Since my guitars were almost 400 miles away that wasn't really practical.
Goodbye NEARfest, you are going to be missed!
Great post and nice pictures ;)
Crazy photography work. can’t remember the last time I saw an accordion.
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