Sharon, ever the drama queen, turns it up a notch in her quest for the BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME EVER!
Upon returning from REALITY in the North Country to "virtual" reality in cyberspace, I checked my site meter, only to find some disturbing statistics:
The Frank Lloyd Wright gas station in Cloquet, Minnesota, is an island of 50's modernity in a sea of nondescript modern commercial buildings. Originally designed as part of Wright's Unsonian City, it is not as odd-looking now as it first seemed, and it remains a working service facility:
Nikita has the best afternoon lineup- it's a festival in its own right (Útidúr, Nóra, Reykjavík!,Ham and many others).
Lots and lots of good off-venue stuff this afternoon. Eymundsson's (the one by the jail) has Pascal Pinon (17:15) while Máls og Menningar has good stuff all afternoon, likewise the downtown hostel. Nordic House and Hressó are good bets as well.
Have breakfast with my favorite riot grrls, Vicky at Prikið (10:00), they are an absolute joy:
Sort of. As a prelude, there is an intriguing off-venue show at the tiny Kaffibarinn, somehow fitting the ten-piece Útidúr into its cozy confines (22:00):
I found that the days before the festival started already had a tingle of excitement- poring over the schedule, looking for new acts that might surprise, looking for older groups on the verge of greatness, or just looking for lights and noise and a crowd of beautiful young people.