Goodbye to all that … for now
NQC 2012 kicks off this weekend and this will I think be only the second time in 20 years that I won’t be attending. This year, the externalities of real world obligations have come to encroach so mightily as to make a trip to Louisville even impossibler than it normally is in the middle of a semester.
But it’s also true that the deep ambivalence that has marked my last few experiences at NQC suggests that it might worth my while to get some distance on the whole ordeal. I enjoy (or want to) live blogging the event and taking it in with all its musically outsized and spiritually bombastic style. And maybe a year or so off will give me the freshness of perspective the next time I find my way to Freedom Hall.
Fortunately we have an embarrassment of riches in the hivemind of Avery’s readers. Tomorrow I’ll post a NQC ‘12 open thread where I hope all y’all in Louisville or listening on live feeds share your experiences and thoughts and reactions. We’ll have our own virtual convention here.Email this Post