Strange venue. I’ve never had to go in a lift to get to the venue before, but I guess that’s because I’m a country bumpkin, rather than this being an unusual event.
The first act on stage was a portly chap, shirtless, wearing gardening gloves and a flower pot mask. It started badly for him when he bent over to fiddle with a pedal and all his flowers fell out. He then proceeded to produce a set of Merzbow esque power electronics, but without any of the charm or innovation. It was shit, frankly. The audience cheered him when he finished his set, grateful to see him leave.