Ok gang here's the scoop. The Prelude to Disaster aka THursday: Went out drinking with some friends at a bar/arcade called Dave and Buster's. Decided to box a couple rounds on the boxing game where you put on 2 pound gloves and physically duck and move. This exhausts my arms and my legs but I only played it twice so my legs would heal I thought. WRONG. Then I played the Japanese dancing game with the buttons on the floor you dance on. I completely fucked my legs up and in a very gay fashion. I would like it noted however that while I got an F for my dancing skills on the metal song, I did get a B on the dance routine to "Bye, Bye Bye" by N'Sync. Thats metal proppa. Metalfest weekend: Let's simplify it in saying I met some cool people and I experienced the city of Worcester like I had never experienced it before. It was awesome hanging out with everyone like azal and his girlfriend, kleo, BigFakeSmile, Lethe78, Nick Kyte, Eric from the Syndicate, and even the stoned guy on the floor who gave Josh and I cigarettes. Friday night was really cool in terms of bands. My personal favorite was Nevermore and even though the sound kind of sucked for the guitar tone I was headbanging and having a merry old time and thereby injured my neck. Also Opeth ruled and everything but by that point we were so tired that hearing 7 10-15 minute songs in a row really was draining. As the show ended Friday night, Josh and I planned on seeing what everyone else was up to so that we might get ourselves either a ride or a place to stay the night. However, our biggest fault was our lack of planning and when we realized everyone we knew was either gone or busy we were left stranded in Worcester, thereby creating... Josh and Greg's Excellent Adventure Up all night, save a few naps here and there at a bus stop and also at the Worcester train station. We also wandered the streets between 5-8AM. At this point we were so giddy from being over-tired that we decided to do some sightseeing while we were up and we managed to take a few pictures which I will be scanning at some point soon, including a photo of the "scene of the crime" azal. Saturday at the fest I was energized by the nice weather and I bought a flowery Hawaiin shirt to give the illusion I was not in fact wearing the exact same clothes I wore the previous day. However, my night in worcester caught up to me and feeling on the verge of collapse I decided to leave early but not before seeing Strapping Young Lad who were great fun to watch. I also saw Iann Robinson and Rob Zombie just hanging around which was weird. The main problem was that due to my tiredness and sleep deprivation I began having extreme mood swings throughout the day and I was starting to ge delusional but I made it through till 8:15 when I got my train to Boston. I slept for pretty much the entire train ride which I felt was an achievement considering the entire ride I had a kid in the seat directly behind me yelling at the top of his lungs every five minutes or so. While the nap was good it did not really make me feel rested and as a result I slipped into a state of absolute delirium which was still affecting me after 12 hours of sleep on Byron and Terran's couch(aka the first time I got to lay down in 2 days straight). But now after a nice nap at home I am feeling almost back to normal and I have to say this was probably the best best metalfest I have been to in years! So thanks to everyone who came and hung out, it ruled! ps. Chupe, Larry brought the cowboy hat.