The Minibosses played at "hacker convention" DEFCON 14 (and per Wired article Nintendo Rocks!, this was not their first DEFCON), at The White Ball, in the Top Of The Riviera Ballroom at the Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 5, 2006. In the clip below, they're performing the end of the song "Goonies 2".
Sorry for the bad audio. This was my first time experimenting with recording video at a concert with the videocamera in my Treo 700p cellphone / PDA. It seems that it can't deal well with concert-volume music.
It was such a great surprise that the Minibosses were playing the con. I hadn't seen anything on the DEFCON website, so I only became aware of it on the the day of, when I was reading the description of The White Ball in the convention guide booklet. Amusingly, the Minibosses' first studio album (titled "Brass" per the Minibosses' site, though that word appears nowhere on my CD or its Digipack) was one of the few CDs I'd brought along to the convention. I had also been meaning to order a couple more copies of it as gifts for awhile but hadn't gotten around to it, so their merch table was very handy.
The 'Bosses were awesome as usual -- what can one say? I just wish they had been given a longer set. None of the acts that followed them were anywhere near in the same league, so it was frustrating to have them be rushed off the stage after a few songs. Was also strange that they had them go on first, and unfortunate since the convention schedule was running hours behind this day (I forget why -- don't think it was the fire marshall -- that was the hangup on the first day) and most people were still attending sessions so the audience was very sparse, which seemed to affect a bit how into it the Minibosses were. But hey, maybe they requested a short, early set so they could spend the rest of the evening enjoying the Vegas nightlife.
You can also check out some photos I took while attending DEFCON 14 and Black Hat USA 2006, though there are no shots of the Minibosses.
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