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Michigan

this weekend was totally crazy.

i love you all. i miss you all.

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noisewaves wrote:

this weekend was totally crazy.

i love you all. i miss you all.

For real, Saturday completely blew my mind!

Everyone was so friendly.  Got to meet Daur, Shawn of Noisewaves spoke to me for a good while about NES trackers and such, spoke to Zen for a moment (forgot to introduce my self yikes ), No Carrier said hi to me (!!!),  and met Chipocrite between sets


So much good music// So many great people

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Absolutely insanely awesome.  Attendance lacked slightly but energy never did.  If they're going to keep doing chiptunes in the main concert hall, however, I'd like to recommend some kind of smaller on-stage P.A. be brought in for the sets.  With bands, you have huge amplifiers and drums pouring sound directly from the stage, but for something like this there was kind of an airy void of sound if you were near the front of the stage dancing it off in between the significantly-spaced speaker towers (like I was with my fellow Shizzies).

Cheap Dinosaurs are just a fucking great band, period, chiptune or otherwise.

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This was unbelievably fun. Apologies for the brief sound issues (engineers unfamiliar with chip shows never know how to properly patch a stereo Game Boy signal), but thankfully everyone killed face regardless. I've already been approached with overwhelmingly positive reactions from MAG veterans and newbies alike, so we'll definitely be doing this again next year.

Thanks everyone for coming and partying with us!

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Prizmatic Spray wrote:

Absolutely insanely awesome.  Attendance lacked slightly but energy never did.  If they're going to keep doing chiptunes in the main concert hall, however, I'd like to recommend some kind of smaller on-stage P.A. be brought in for the sets.  With bands, you have huge amplifiers and drums pouring sound directly from the stage, but for something like this there was kind of an airy void of sound if you were near the front of the stage dancing it off in between the significantly-spaced speaker towers (like I was with my fellow Shizzies).

I agree! I thought the sound was actually pretty solid for everyone, it just took some sets longer than others for the sound to be worked out properly. But you're absolutely right. For people right up front and center, the PA speakers are far off to the side so the drums and other instruments with amps further back on the stage wind up dominating the sound. This is often an issue even at places with smaller or no stages-- basement shows where the PA speakers are up front, but the crowd gets so close they're basically touching the drums and the speakers are behind them... they're not going to get good sound. That's why there should be speakers behind or on level with the furthest sound source in the back (as long as they're loud enough). smile

I had a fucking blast. Every act was great, and I'm enthusiastic to see how future chip shows at magfest turn out. I think I only missed Note!'s set for food, but it looks like it was solid from the video.

I was very happy getting to meet and hang out with the gentlemen from noisewaves. Awesome guys and band.

Inverse Phase:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1787329611276

Note!:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1787435373920

Danimal:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1787399373020

Zen Albatross:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1787351811831

Dark Warriors:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1788676724953
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1788625683677

Noisewaves:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1787492495348
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1787471774830

George and Jonathan:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1787310810806
(the audio was still quiet for that one sad)

Cheap Dinosaurs:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1787168367245
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1788189272767

edit:
*E, did we meet?

Last edited by bucky (Jan 18, 2011 9:10 pm)

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Olympia, WA

playing with Dark Warriors was surreal, being a stand-in for someone else's band. I don't know how 2nd/3rd generation line ups of classic rock bands do it.

Glad to help out wizwars though smile

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Washington DC

That shit was pretty real.

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DC, USA, Third Planet
bucky wrote:

*E, did we meet?

Yes, I believe we did smile
I think after Noisewaves set, you, me, and chipocrite spoke for a second about their great performance iirc

edit:  I was the short kid in a red hoody/backwards white hat

Last edited by *E (Jan 18, 2011 9:34 pm)

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maaaaaaagfesttttttttttt heart heart heart


ps: if you weren't there, you missed one of the best live chip performances of all time. Luckily, there is video: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1788258474497

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enso wrote:

maaaaaaagfesttttttttttt heart heart heart


ps: if you weren't there, you missed one of the best live chip performances of all time. Luckily, there is video: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1788258474497


From the little I've heard of it, the show sounded like it was amazing...  Sadly I had a shift that morning in the console room.  FFFF-

Regardless, thanks for the video!

Last edited by Glenntai (Jan 19, 2011 2:50 am)

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enso wrote:

maaaaaaagfesttttttttttt heart heart heart


ps: if you weren't there, you missed one of the best live chip performances of all time. Luckily, there is video: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1788258474497

This requires a facebook to view.

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Philly/NY

It's worth it.

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Philly, PA, USA
Esopus-dragon wrote:
enso wrote:

maaaaaaagfesttttttttttt heart heart heart


ps: if you weren't there, you missed one of the best live chip performances of all time. Luckily, there is video: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1788258474497

This requires a facebook to view.

astute

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philly
*E wrote:
bucky wrote:

*E, did we meet?

Yes, I believe we did smile
I think after Noisewaves set, you, me, and chipocrite spoke for a second about their great performance iirc

edit:  I was the short kid in a red hoody/backwards white hat

oh, cool!

Esopus-dragon wrote:
enso wrote:

maaaaaaagfesttttttttttt heart heart heart


ps: if you weren't there, you missed one of the best live chip performances of all time. Luckily, there is video: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1788258474497

This requires a facebook to view.

Yeah, that's unfortunate. Emily has been getting the original .mov files out to some of the bands already, so hopefully I can reupload the cheap dinos stuff to youtube.

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naxat wrote:

playing with Dark Warriors was surreal, being a stand-in for someone else's band. I don't know how 2nd/3rd generation line ups of classic rock bands do it.

Glad to help out wizwars though smile

Like I said before, you were a member of the short lived (more like never existed, haha) project Save State, which is basically what became Dark Warriors. I always wanted to involve you in the band somehow and I'm glad that we had that opportunity, just sucks that it's because I had to miss Magfest.

I'm definitely proud of the job my boys did with the Dark Warriors set. My songs have never sounded that good before. Hopefully my stupid issues with anxiety and having to cancel haven't closed the door on any future possibilities of performing at Magfest.

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it's pretty unlikely that you've lost the opportunity to play next year because of something like that. I think what might keep you from playing next year is just the sheer amount of people that want to play this thing, and them trying to choose new artists to perform.

Last edited by naxat (Jan 19, 2011 3:33 pm)