It is August 12th at Coventry Village. I've walked from a friend's house to the Grog Shop. It was roughly past 8PM, and the line has extended just beyond the front doors. I was told that the show sold out earlier that day, so I know the hype has grown. Dylan Carlson, the visionary behind Earth, walked past me as I arrived. I smiled at him, but he only glimpsed at me. My stepdad is late, so I go inside with my backpack. The doormen see my ticket voucher, yet one demands that my backpack is searched. It is, and I place it behind the bar. Within about 10 minutes, my stepdad arrives. We chat about tonight's show. Contrary to the Grog Shop's reputation, Earth starts at 9PM; right on time. They play the latest material, as well as one song from 1996. My stepdad favors the last song, as he's bobbing his head much more than before. Then, after several minutes, Boris walks on to the stage. Atsuo, the drummer, wears some kind of makeup. Wata, the guitarist, is silent and stern as she is known to be. Takeshi, the bassist and secondary guitarist, rocks out the hardest. The band is playing Pink, but not in chronological order. For the whole show, no moshing occurs. Takeshi says "It's so quiet!" Only bobbing and occasional headbanging is seen. Based on setlist.fm records of the band's tours, Boris exclusively plays at the Grog Shop; all in spite of the Grog Shop's lackluster PA system. I gave up my high expectations I had before the show. My stepdad thought Wata was playing on the same five frets, but I didn't notice. In the end, Boris' show was likely compromised by a poor sound system. Otherwise, the show could have been ecstatic. It didn't seem that the band cared.