I live 30 minutes from both bands, so seeing them live is somewhat of a casual thing here. Elvenking have gotten infinitely better with their live shows...much more precise and much better overall. Their new live guitarist Raffaelo happens to be my guitar teacher...and they've got him playing mainly rhythm, but I hope he gets the chance to show you guys his chops this year...he's a monster. Raintime, as per usual, were great. I'm really good friends with all of them and still I'm always impressed every show even though I've seen them a gazillion times. Many bigger bands around here tend to get old after a few shows, but Raintime always put on a good show and leave you wanting more. Hopefully they'll be back next year.