Three days in Baltimore at Deathfest provided much food for thought, if only speculative at this stage, as well as ringing ears. Video footage from this year's MDF can be found all over the internet. Decibel Magazine's videos are a good place to start but watch the volume.
Leonard Nevarez is an associate professor of sociology at Vassar College. He is the author of two books, Pursuing Quality of Life and New Money, Nice Town. You can read more about Maryland Deathfest and view the rest of Leonard's photostream on his blog Musical Urbanism. He can be contacted at email@example.com.