I thought the sound was absolutely perfect for most of the fest (Thursday not so much until a couple songs into VP's set). I had regular foam plugs and just had them barely wedged in my ear just to attenuate the volume where I was closer to a speaker. The lineup was amazing. I wish I had infinite energy and could have watched every single song, but I didn't, so I paced myself and limited my drinking (somewhat ) My primary jeer is somewhat related to this... allergies were killing me the whole weekend, which definitely reduced my energy levels. The band members, as usual, were wonderfully friendly and it was great seeing them just hanging out like regular folk while still allowing us to shower our praise on them. More cheers: thanks to everyone for putting up with me being a lunatic, especially during Therion's set (if you thought I was wild then, you should have seen me with full energy and a setlist that brought even more out of me) at their NYC show when they toured! It was great to see the venue more than 50% full for the first bands of the night. Really says something about the promoter, the bands, and the attendees when that happens so early. On a related note, I see next year being a repeat of this year as far as lineup is concerned. Kudos to Glenn! So many friends, old and new, great hanging out with all of you. I hope to see each and every one next year! A final jeer: Crappy sidewalk on the way to the Artmore. At least I didn't get blasted so I could navigate the mess. Why did they have to schedule this for the three highest-traffic days that sidewalk will get in a year?!