Saw Juliette & the Licks again last night for a special Halloween show in Baltimore at the dingy Ottobar. It beat the pants off the D.C. show because the crowd was less reserved. I almost needed a chiropractor just watching Juliette on stage. She just went nuts, as did the rest of the band. Didn't get a smooch this time, but she did yank on my upper arm fat (a.k.a. "teacher's arm") as a way of greeting me from the stage. It's been a while since I've really raised my hands to rock, and I think I better get my triceps in order before the next exciting show I see. Photos attached. The first one is of Juliette and I. The second is (obviously) Juliette onstage. I have no idea why all those orbs of light showed up as there was no water flinging around and the lens was clean. It happened on almost all the photos. I've taken tons of live band photos in my day and have never seen so many light anomolies. Some of the photos make it look like it was damn near snowing! Perhaps some psychic energy showed up for Halloween? Photos copyright 2005 S.J. Wang. Please do not download without permission.