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Treading in the Ether

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The ceremony itself was a thoroughly enjoyable affair that saw rock winners Ghetto Cowgirl play an opening set before surrendering the stage for a free-for-all jam session featuring Haggis, Truckers on Speed (who ripped through a cover of Neil Young's "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" and "Lightnin' Speed" by fellow locals the Piersons) and the nattily dressed Sonic Thrills -- who, falling short in the rock category, decided to play a tongue-in-cheek version of "Born to Lose." Mini-sets from punkers the Impossibles and future big shots Victims in Ecstacy followed. By the time the last chords rang out, the event, much like the free open bar, was but a memory with talk already turning to the 2001 showcase.

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