Saturday, March 22, 2008

Chiptunes in Philly

I thought i would never make it to philly. The stars were against me actually leaving but i did, at 5:30 pm, when i thought I-95 would be at a standstill from Easter travellers. Not only was the ride smooth and traffic-free, but it was super enjoyable. A bright sunny day, snacks, musics and only 2.5 hours in the car. I was one of the first people at the show (i had to search for it, finally finding a sign with some arrows taped to the ground directing me to venue). Cheap Dinosars was taking a smoke break when i got there, talked to him for a second, let me know he was up after this film clip they were playing. Thanks, nice to meet you. Upon entering, there was a table of free food that someone's parents or friend had made for all the kidz at the show. Adorable.

Cheap Dinosaurs is a Philly 8-bit guy with a synth and gameboy. Animal Style is another Philly guy with a guitar, 8-bit fuzz pedal, nanoloop, famitracker and custom SNES foot controller. Glomag, Nullsleep, Bitshifter and Bubblyfish are all huge NYC chiptune people. I could not stop smiling. and dancing. TRY to stand still during March of the Nucleotides. Got home around 2pm. Worth every second of trying to not fall asleep.

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