Hi everybody, and welcome to Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. My guest today on Attendance Bias is Nate Tobey of Northern California. Nate chose to discuss August 2, 2003 at the Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine. If this date sounds familiar to you, it is because it is the first day of the IT festival.
IT was my first overnight festival experience and we both had a lot of say about not just the music, but the entire experience. For decades since the festival, I just took for granted that night two was the better night. Set two of the second night was everything I wanted in 2003. But listening back to night one in preparation of this podcast, it dawned on me just how great it is.
This podcast has helped me place late 1.0 in context, and go deeper in understanding the rhythm and flow of 2.0. During today’s conversation, Nate calls the IT festival the “demarcation” of 2.0’s signature sound. I couldn’t agree with him more and appreciate the preparation he put into this episode.
So get your best camping gear, stay up late for the soundcheck and the tower set, and take care of your shoes in that mud as we join Nate Tobey to talk about August 2, 2003, day 1 of the IT festival.