Last night I went to this concert on campus; Phantom Planet/Secret Machines. If I had to sum it up in one word, that word would be loud. I'm sure it didn't help that they moved an outdoor concert into a basketball gym because of the rain.
But look, don't get me wrong, I've been to my share of loud concerts, but they had Phantom Planet, what one might describe as indie-style party rock mic'ed up like they were Molly Hatchet or something. It was so loud, that you couldn't even really hear anything, paradoxically... Two of our friends left like within 2 minutes of arriving.
I sound like an old man, I know, but since we were surrounded by 18-year-olds (the highest proportion of fans seemed to be high schoolers and freshman) I felt like one too. Oh well... Phatom Planet ended up being okay, after killing off my midrange hearing, it got a lot better. I saw them back at USC, and have casually followed them since then.
In other news, the milk steamer on my espresso machine is now officially dead! I guess that's what I get for buying a $30 espresso machine. But I regret nothing!