13 May 2012 - Tideland, Tungs, Heavy Midgets, & The Diamond Center (well… 3/4 of the Diamond Center) at the Nile, RVA
My favorite show experience from May came from this show. Because for the last song by the Diamond Center, they wanted a little extra percussion help from the audience. Brandi handed the sleigh bells to Lindsey, who then passed them off to me partway through the song so that she could beat on the tambourine instead. YAY for audience participation! Especially when that participation includes me!
Also…as much as I love the cozy environment, the Nile has got to be one of the worst-lit venues for seeing shows (tied with Cellar Door). I’ve said before that I don’t like using flash at shows. I feel like it’s too distracting. But I took a bunch of pics anyway and later tried running them through Instagram to see if it would help at all. Well, it turns out that a few filters bring a bit of life back to the photos, so here you go! Pics by me. Ability to make out what’s in the pics courtesy of Instagram.