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"We just got back from playing 36 straight nights in Europe."
"With the exchange rate, that's like 93 straight nights."
"Right, and along with bubonic plague we also brought back a case of really bad humor."

Best Music Poll '04 metal/hardcore winners and '05 nominees killed it at Harpers Ferry on Saturday. Bannon's for-self rant ramping up to "The Saddest Day" (video link) had even us cynical rock-crit bastards feeling all posi and righteous and shit. Shouts to Mark V, Boo-Boo, and DWJ; big scene points to the Marquis de Hardcore for putting the hometown all-ages gods on smash in an Allston Rock stylee.

Don't care what anyone says about Dan Millen -- dude stood out front speaking real words on Buckcherry to straight-edge Earth Crisis vegans. So if anyone has the balls to take Dan up on this, you're damn right you'll read about it over thurr.

Upshot of the afternoon was missing the "Legends of Style 2" thing; Oliver's got pix and full report here.
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