NAMM Day Four—The End
January 19, 2009
It's over for another year. Hoarse throats and sore feet notwithstanding, we took stock among our crew and found that we had not only seen everybody we had planned to see, but that many unforeseen but welcome encounters had made the trip even more worthwhile.
Good things happen when so many people congregate with basically the same idea—to renew old and to make new business contacts, to exchange information, and to put a face to many a name in emails or to the voices on the phone.
Then there are those who have their own motivation for attending NAMM, like the two freelance dancers who do the rounds and break into an impromptu performance wherever there is music being played that inspires them—the two guitarists in the photo below did the smart thing when it happened to them: they kept playing...
Here are a few final visual mementos of the Winter NAMM 2009, beginning with the freelance dancers.
The freelance dancers were being photographed by a MadHatter who knew a thing or two about freelance whimsy:
Lemmy, bassist from Motörhead, autographing at the Marshall exhibit:
Thavius Beck demonstrates Ableton software:
Lynda Kay and band at the Gretsch exhibit:
Great sounds and great looks on the NAMM stage:
How did the lady know her bag would match the muppet's color?