6 years ago, on 11/11/11, Rodney Raines (Ace Custom Tattoo in Plaza-Midwood, Charlotte, NC) started a new tradition of tattooing knobs that go to 11. It’s been a few years since he’s done this (and I didn’t have one) so I jumped on the chance when I found out he was doing them again this year.
If I stand still long enough, everyone will disappear.
Hedberg is rolling in his grave.
Another Charlotte cornerstone crumbles under the heel of progress. If there were suitable replacements, losing these venues wouldn't hurt so much.
An abbreviated list of bands/acts I saw at Tremont Music Hall:
GWAR, The BBQ Grills, Rosewater Elisabeth, Bur Monter, Doug Stanhope, 14 Feet Wide, 5 Times Down, Pigface, Legendary Pink Dots, Whitechapel, Sparta, mewithoutyou, Fugazi, The Monorchid, The Make-Up, Etheric, Liquid Sex Decay
It was a terrible drive but I did manage to capture my first slow-motion lightning video. Finally. https://vimeo.com/175211107
I packed a few cameras for this trip but took more photos with the Lomo’Instant than with the others. My iPhone 6S Plus came in second place. The Polaroid Cube rounds out the list in 3rd place with one or two videos at a skatepark in Wilmington. My Fuji x100t doesn't make the list because it never left the bag. Pro Tip: failed mini-instax photos make great bookmarks.