Anyway, today I went to the CD101 Day show, after a brief stop for lunch with jalexlang's clan. The show was "Rock Kills Kid", "Bril", "Nine Black Alps", "The Sun", "Dresden Dolls" and "Ok Go". I missed the first song or 2 of "Rock Kills Kid"'s set, but for the next 6 hours I enjoyed the sets and made my way from about 10 feet from the fence around the stage at the start to about a foot and a half behind it when Ok Go was on. For a while I wondered if no one my age liked any of these guys, and then I realized "No, they're just not this close."
Dresden Dolls covered Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" during their set (as was discussed in the Big Room on CD101, where they did a brief live performance earlier; I heard it from the car. While in the Big Room they covered "Kiss Off", and I need to find a recording of that.) and Ok Go covered ELO's "Don't Bring Me Down." I wouldn't have expected either of those. The other really notable thing was Ok Go's encore... where a recording of "A Million Ways" was played, and they came out and re-enacted the video(!).
One other thing I noticed. After the Dresden Dolls finished their set they stayed on the side of the stage for the whole of Ok Go's set and seemed to be really enjoying it. And a brief moment of ranting: why does Pittsburgh not have a venue like that (Promowest Pavilion)? It's nothing elaborate. How hard could it be?
Music is important. Music is the cohesive force in my life at my low points and an additional boost at the high ones. Whether you listen to the same music I do, or something totally different, I hope you all have the same appreciation I do for it.