I won't give an extensive review of the first day, but suffice it to say that it was another fine beginning of what looks to be a typically awesome weekend. I'd say the MVPs of the night were Gloryhammer, who gave an awesome performance in their (delayed) US debut. They were gloriously over the top and they had the crowd in the palms of their hands, despite some mic problems during their first song. Nocturnal Rites also gave a pretty good set, although it was hampered somewhat by Jonny's voice, which he acknowledged was not as strong as it usually was. However, the musicianship was impeccable. As for the other two acts, I didn't catch that much of them. Due to teaching commitments, I arrived halfway through Ross the Boss, and was impressed. On the other hand, I was not as impressed with Voyager. I could appreciate the musicianship, but it didn't do much for me, so I took off about a half hour into the set.