|Gemini Syndrome, Chicago Open Air|
At the opening the Sunday show, the third day of the first-ever Chicago Open Air festival, there were a few minutes of doubt... nobody was inside the grounds, not one person, except for festival workers, security, a few photographers and other press, and a lone, happy, smiling woman, who brought a folding chair and placed it, front row and center, before the stage on which Gemini Syndrome was scheduled to perform. Best place in the house!!!
|Brian Steele Medina, Gemini Syndrome, Chicago Open Air|
|Aaron Nordstrom, vocals, Gemini Syndrome|
|Alessandro Paveri, bass, Gemini Syndrome|
Alison: We're all very excited about the new release in August. It's been a long time waiting to happen... seems to have taken longer than planned?
Brian: We were touring with Lux for a long time, two years, and we started writing the new album in March, were on tour from August to November, in the studio from November to February, then touring again and now we are here. It feels like a long time, but it feels good; I'm pretty sure we'll be on tour for a long time with this album too!
Alison: I think you should be really proud of the audience you drew this morning. After the first three songs, I went up to the top of the Toyota Park stadium with a view over to the second stage, and your crowd was huge! We hadn't realised that the gates were opening late this morning, and your crowd went from one person to huge as all these people poured in, the moment the gates opened.
|Aaron Noordstrom, Gemini Syndrome|
Brian: I think it's just a different age... it would feel weird to me [taking pictures during a show], because I grew up in an age when you went to a concert, and you just watched the concert. But my little brother, my youngest cousins? They are teenagers, and they grew up with phones in their hands. I think it's their version of love: to hold on to the memory. They do it naturally, with their phones. My first cell phone camera took horrible, small little pictures but today? There are all these cool apps for making videos on your iPhone. It's great technology. I think that technology is going to keep on growing, and we have to learn to work with it.
It's just their version of love...
|Gemini Syndrome at Chicago Open Air, 2016|
|Charles Lee Salvaggio, guitar, Gemini Syndrome|
|Daniel Sahagún, Gemini Syndrome|
Earlier coverage on Toon's Tunes/Cameras and Cargos for Gemini Syndrome:
- Aftershock Festival 2013, and review of LUX
- July 4th, 2014, Sparks, Nevada
- Aftershock Festival 2012.
- Toon's Tunes Gemini Syndrome photo gallery.
Many more photos in the Gemini Syndrome photo gallery from Chicago Open Air: just click here!
And catch them on tour now, throughout the USA!