You’re playing a show and you see a photographer in the audience. You want to get good photos of you and your band on the internet, and chances are the photographer wants the same thing. What can you do to help the photographer make those shots? How can you look good?
The final day of Surfer Joe started a bit later, which was great because that was the case for me too. Us VIPs were treated to a breakfast more in line with what I would expect from Surfer Joe diner, including pancakes, bacon, sausage, croissants etc. Each day of these breakfasts was great.
The Flying Faders - Vengo Por el Diente (Tectonic Shifts)
Doctor A-Go-Go - hot girlie action (Hot Girlie Action)
The Daytonas - Geronimo (Don't Look Now But It's)
Shigeo Naka - Furimite Kyoto (Nippon Eleki Beat)
The White Caps - Fender Vendor (45)
The Shadows Five - Dynamic Drums (45)
The King Pins - Door Banger (45)
johnny vallons & the deejays - Satcha's Tune (Scandinavian Instrumental & Beat Groups)
The Tornados - Early Bird (45)
The Shadows - Some Are Lonely (Out of the Shadows)
The Super-Sonics - The Sheik of Araby (45)
First symposium was an overview of surf music in Italy, hosted by White Seed. A topic so obviously relevant I was surprised it hadn’t been done yet! Furthermore, it was one that I felt shamefully unaware of. While I knew of several bands within the past 10 years or so, I knew of nearly zip in the 60’s. So we had a few choice examples, including some vocal surf pop from back in the day, through the 80’s (including a mention of Dome la Muerte from Friday).
Part of what sold me on Surfer Joe was the symposiums. I like having a moment to talk and learn about topics inside or around surf music, and I watched a few of the ones that were posted online in years past. So I registered at VIP level (an extra $30 or whatever wasn’t much in the grand scheme of airfare and lodging) and headed over around noon.
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