last friday night, my band opened for a rap group from newport news. i didn't stick around for much of their set, and it was a good thing i didn't. here's a snippet from an email that our VP of student affairs sent to everyone about it: my guitarist got punched a couple times, but he's fine. it kinda sucks that the rap crowd has to perpetuate stereotypes like this. we really like the group though, they're nice guys and insisted that we take a cut of the money even though we offered to play for free. anyway, pics from our set are up here if you're interested. there actually were far more people there than it looks like. they were doing the stand-a-few-feet-back thing that happens at every show until you tell them to come up and dance. so it goes.