May 2012 found me back in Chicago again for yet another Blackout. The opening night pre-party art show over at Volcano Room was wild and woolly and helped set the stage for the first official night at the Empty Bottle. You can see more from this night over on my canderson click blog.
I did something a little different this year than previously–shot both stills and video, though I only had my Nikon V1 for video. It does a great job but the audio isn’t exactly the best, mostly because I’m usually right up front next to the monitors and right in front of either one person’s amp or the drums or whatever. The best place to stand would probably be in the back center. Or it’s even better to just get a mix off the board. I did no such thing, though. I reckon the videos are good enough to give you an idea of what each band sounded like. I pretty much hate describing what bands sound like to people. So this year I got photos and video, a full-on media extravaganza and AV club overload!!!