I went to a concert Thursday night and Maria, my brother, and his wife all came along. I tried to dumb a K10D down because I know that many concerts ban "Professional" cameras. With FA 50 f/1.4 attached, and battery grip removed (and a 2x TC in my pocket), we stuffed the camera in maria's purse. As we are waiting in line, there is a guy that is outside saying stuff like, "No Alcohol, No Outside Food or Beverages, No Pocket Knives or other items that could be used as weapons..." "Oops!" I said to Maria, "I have a pocket knife!" I waited for the bouncer to look away, and I chucked the knife into the bushes. Some behind me thought that was hilarious, and I explained that it cost me less than $.50 and I had about 30 more, so it wasn't worth worring about. The guy behind me said it will probably still be there after the show, and he was right. The bouncer continued, "No Cameras With Lenses..." What does that mean?!? I'm guessing that implies no interchangable lenses, but I figured we'd take our chances. This really was a small venue, so taking the camera back to the car if deemed "Professional" or a "Camera With Lens" wasn't that big of a deal. The guy that checked Maria in saw the K10 and told her it had to go, but when he re-checked her, he said nothing about the Optio M30 in her purse. Not being very familiar with the camera, I played with it a bit before the show started to make sure I could find what I was looking for. When the performance started, I noticed that I was clearly seeing something "weird" in the picures... End of You're Pitiful. "Weird" Al must have been wearing 10 shirts that he was stripping off through the performance of this song. Amish Paradise. The show had lots of costume changes during which the video screens (background) showed 'Al TV' clips... Amish Paradise is the anthem to some friends of ours who are so fascinated with the Amish they launched the Amish Website about the same time as the single was released (most of the "wedding" and "Yoder" pix on the Amish site were provided by me). Digital zoom kinda sucks. I tried to avoid it as much as possible. Smells like "Weird" Al Yankovic. Lots of back lighting was a challenge with the M30 only giving me -2.0 EV for all shots. I've never shot video with the Optio before, so I wasn't sure how much battery and memory it would chew up. I only had the 1 gig card in camera, and my battery was showing 2 of 3 bars down, so I was trying to save resources. I was shutting the camera down during the Al TV segments, which required resetting the -2 EV compensation every time. At least the 'no-flash' setting would stick through the power cycles. In hind sight, I wish I had shot more video, but I just didn't know what to expect, and I had a hard enough time holding the camera still and trying not to laugh too hard through the video I did shoot.With the last bar of the battery on yellow, I shot this video of Al's encore number: Albuquerque.