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Russia’s Svetlanas definitely scored the biggest buzz of the evening:  before they played, bands and fans alike were telling me how unbelievable they were.  They were right.  The Svetlanas look and sound like traditional 80s punk (crazy eyes, spraying beer in the crowd), and were so alive and fired-up onstage that they even got yours truly into the pit.  Despite the fact that pretty much no one knew a word to their songs (though they do sing in English), they had everyone in the crowd moving and completely enthralled.

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