Thax Continues Anti-Flash Crusade
It seems that local indie show cult figure/rhymemaster Thax Douglas is stepping up his crusade against flash photography at performances. RFC Chief Image Coordinator Nicole Chavas reports: I caught the 1900s and Devin Davis [at Schubas] on Saturday, and this time Thax brought his camera flash proselytizing to the stage alongside his poetry- before both bands! Thankfully, my roommate made sure to take a nice flash picture of him up there. Again, if Schubas didn't want flash photography, they'd put up signs that said "no flash photography." I'm sorry, but wasn't he on hiatus or something? I also couldn't help but notice that Thax's MySpace headline now reads: "FLASH CAMERAS SUCK." He even explains further in his profile... Flash Camera Suck because they make me sick and I have to leave the show-so I'm laying low until this fad has subsided.watching a show with flash camera is like wathcing a DVD that keeps sticking. It distuibrs[sic] the flow of the show- and since it's usually 2 or 3 people at a show who're takiking[sic] flash photos every 10 seconds, I will be bold and suggest that they don't have the right. I'm hoping clubs will revive the old rule of no pictures after the first 3 songs. If you want a remembrance of the night-why don't you take some video? Most of those new digital cameras have video.