@ Rocco: Thanks, man. Hope you have a blast (I'm sure you will).
@ Moobs: Sounds like Dave might be coming out of the green room on a regular basis for this tour - that's awesome. I wondered if it was a fluke in my case or not. I did notice that, after leaving the merch table shortly after talking to me, he never came back out again after that (even though he told their merch guy, "I'll be right back."
@ JD: I know I have a way of hyping up the things I like quite a bit, but this show really was something to behold. Both ITTCT and deafheaven were awesome. Russian Circles keeps getting better and better at what they do, and their live performances are where they really shine, in my opinion. Some post-metal is sweeping and expansive and dense, and that's definitely OK for bands that specialize in that sound, but RC's brand of post-metal is more about rhythm and melody and movement and VOLUME than any other band in the genre, and I just fucking love it - especially in a live setting. So much fun.