It's about time I wrote about my trip up to the first annual edition of the Bay Area Rock Fest a couple of weeks ago, which ran a couple of evenings up in San Francisco at the Independent, a fairly small club. This new festival seems to focus on progressive music, mostly on the metal side.
The announced line-up for the festival was rather impressive, and featured my favorite band Spock's Beard, in what appeared to be the only California date on this first leg of their tour. It's always a pleasure to go visit beautiful San Francisco, so I made it a whole weekend gateway. This turned out great as we were treated to exceptional weather over these few days.
So I flew in from Los Angeles on the Friday. Both nights the shows were starting at 6pm, leaving very little time for dinner and sight-seeing, so I missed all the opening bands on both days, since I didn't care that much about seeing them anyway.
On Friday evening, I thus missed Timeline and Mob Rules. …