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Pretty cool once-in-a-lifetime event. Nice work brother.

Posted by Jeff | August 11, 2008 9:45 PM
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Good work, MoreMan! Wish I could have felt it.

Was this possibly recorded?

Posted by paulus | August 11, 2008 10:02 PM
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thank you, thank you 4 this beautiful report. wish I was there.

Posted by KELLY O | August 11, 2008 10:49 PM
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Hey! You know, they recorded the hell out of it. I gotta search and see if there's any links. They did audio and video. Multiple camera's and mics placed at points throughout the spiral.

I found a cool Giga zoom picture thing here where you can zoom in and see with detail. Pretty cool:

http://www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=7622

Posted by trent moorman | August 12, 2008 12:04 AM
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Thank you Trent! Yes, I flew down to see this. I'm really glad I did. Boredoms are the best modern krautrock band today, and also fun avant composers, up there with Rhys Chatham and Glenn Branca.

I liked how the performance didn't end with a bang but fizzled out calmly... in a way, the show was like a drawn out live simulation of Amon Duul II's Yeti.

To be honest, just musically speaking, I thought the March Boredoms show was better, but Boadrum was a very different, "greater" thing as far as spectable, different POVs, community, setting, numerology, etc.

Also, this being Nike sponsored and being in L.A., I thought there would be lots of security/promo clusterfuckery, but it was actually really subdued. So with obvious thanks to the Boredoms and performers, thanks to Nike and Los Angeles County Museum Of Art for also making this possible.

Posted by mackro mackro | August 12, 2008 8:53 AM
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i can't believe i forgot to ask you about this when i saw you at the kexp bbq. this is/was a huge deal.

Posted by ndrwmtsn | August 12, 2008 10:18 AM
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I have a whole bunch of video where I interviewed as many of the drummers as I could and asked them 'why are we doing this'. I'll put it up when I edit.

EYE wrote and said, '88DR was so wonderful.'

Mackro, I'm curious, where was the best perspective to see it? Did you get up on the hill? I kind of felt bad for the dude who's head was right next to my floor tom. I would think that hill woulda been the place to see it, and watch the different beats ripple around the spiral.

Posted by trent moorman | August 12, 2008 10:28 AM
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Here's a vid. Thank you to outerspacedotcom. It's from one perspective. But a decent approximation of what went down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpwf9rvYE44


Posted by trent moorman | August 12, 2008 11:28 AM
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Trent@7. I think the number of good ways to experience 88 Boadrum outweighed the bad, but I think the worst positions were certainly right against the periphery, for the exact reason you stated. Why would someone want to hear just 2-3 drum sets in one's face when one could easily walk back about 50 feet or more and hear far more? (Aside from taking pictures, which wasn't banned but was publicly discouraged by EYE himself.) I stayed in one spot the entire time, not on the hill, but flat, looking right at Wilshire Blvd behind the center stage.

That said, I had friends who really enjoyed walking around circle well outside trying to hear it in a multi-panamoric way, meeting happy characters along the way. If I had a second chance to see this, this is what I would have done.. however the whole concept of any given Boadrum is that you can't really experience the same exact one twice. Choose a method. Then share the story with others afterward.

Posted by mackro mackro | August 12, 2008 12:03 PM
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Actually I take back my last statement. It COULD have been performed twice on August 8th. 8:08am and 8:08pm.

But I think the drummers would have been a bit frustrated and tired with that schedule. :)

Posted by mackro mackro | August 12, 2008 12:07 PM
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awesome t-stack. the coolest thing you've done since you met guytano?

Posted by bosch | August 12, 2008 12:14 PM
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videothing.com has an AWESOME video.

Posted by goo | August 12, 2008 2:11 PM
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Angela's work is always impressive. Keep it up, Lady!!!

Posted by Blush Photo | August 12, 2008 4:24 PM
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I wish I could have been there, looks very cool from the photos.

Posted by drheavy | August 13, 2008 12:56 PM

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