You must be psyched that it’s so soon on the horizon! I have my license, but I’ve driven a car precisely three times in the last decade (most recently, in 2007), so I consider myself a non-driver these days. It’s definitely more essential when you live outside the city, though!
It’s a Leica D-Lux 5, and it’s a great concert camera: It’s got about as fast a lens as you’ll find in a camera that size, and it can operate in full manual mode. Photo quality is best at 90mm or less, and I really wouldn’t even recommend attempting to zoom closer than 120mm, but that seems to be the case with any small-form, fixed-lens camera. But yeah, if anyone’s on the market for a good concert camera, I’d recommend the Leica D-Lux 5 or the Panasonic LX5 (which has the same guts, but doesn’t come with professional editing software, so is much cheaper)!
So the bag check is a nightmare there, too? Yet another reason to dislike Jones Beach!!! Grr!!! And yeah, the rain was killing me! The sun had just come out in the city when my train popped above ground in Queens, but then we drove back right into the rain! It was kind of Mother Nature to cut the rain right when LP came on stage, though!
And thank you, too! [smile]