Le Festival Son & Image 2006 is History

“The Music’s over. Turn out the lights.”

The truth is even more bizarre than just ‘lights out’.

We woke up this morning, packed up, and left Montreal for home. As we left, we glanced into the rooms and hallways that for the last 3 days contained Brinkmanns and Kharmas and ELACs and 100s of avid audiophiles – playing all kinds of wonderful music – now sitting stark quiet, empty, and with beds and dressers looking for all intents and purposes like empty hallways and ordinary hotel rooms. Shoulda taken a photo just to show you all just how weird and dead things looked – but we were packed and it was time to ‘vacate the premises’.

The show report should be done in a few days, …we hope. We took 2400 photos (13 CDROMs worth), about the same as for CES 2006, but this show was, I *guestimate*, only about 1/3 the size of CES. So hopefully we will be able to go into more depth on a room by room basis.

We’ll see.,,,