Local podcaster and photographer Louis Kwok trades music photo tips with Bryan Sutter, another music photographer.
Bands had mercy for sale at the Firebird - T-shirts, records, and posters.
Adrienne, Julie Allen, and local music blogger Todd McKenzie prepare for the punk onslaught - from a semi-safe distance.
Mark Plant and Vincent Paul Stemmler were really - REALLY - excited to be so close to the stage for The Black Lips' performance.
Laura Schipley and Johnny Ex were forthcoming for a photo op, while Tony McAley decided to hide a bit further back.
Dillon Hooten and Cate Alber practicing their "we're getting our faces melted" poses.
Michael Meihaus, Mister Ben and Jason Lammert were there for The Black Lips' wild stage show.
Diana Johnston, Aaron Hepp, JC Dart, Grant, and James Kenny were up from Carbondale to see The Black Lips.
Jessica, Brian and Lee came in from Springfield for The Black Lips. Lee recommends people unfamiliar with The Black Lips listen to their record "Let It Bloom" first.
Caitlin, Eddie, Andrew (Anne-Drew, according to him) and Ally prep for the flower punk mayhem.
Kate Lamperich and Chris Gibson, ready to rock.
Rose Ganley and Johnny Gabbert, local Black Lips fans, experienced their first Black Lips show last night.