I am trading in my parents for these two. They were jamming on some Modest Mouse. I couldn't interrupt.
BF <3 GF 4EVAH
Did you know seagulls are afraid of heights? #truestory
Best show of yesterday afternoon was by far Fucked Up. If you've never seen them, you're missing out. Damian takes about one second to get off the stage & into the crowd. Everyone was chanting, "David! David! David!" So Damian says, "Ok, you guys want us to play "David?" People lost their minds. The pit was a gd mess, but a happy "Ima take care ah you, dawg" kinda mess. How you going to have smiling security guards? Their newest release, "Year of the Tiger" came out in February on Matador.
Ran into Oliver Peck & watched Lucero with him for a bit. Too much good people watching to stay still for long, though.
Sometimes this stuff writes itself.
100% Hells yeah.
This is when that guy should put the phone away.
Dewitt, we can print this one out nicely & send it to your mom.
A few sneaky photos from the demos at the festival yesterday. It was super fun. One of the stages was right behind us, so the dudes got to to their thing while The Sword was playing. Badass. We have a couple more demos coming up today so if you're coming out to Bader field come hang. Photos by Xeno Tsarnas.
Cab - BS Air
Cab - Tailslide
Hosoi - BS Air
Sauder - FS Lipslide
Sauder - FS Ollie
Hassan - Melon to Fakie
TNT - Feeble to Fakie
Metallica, all day long, for 12 hours, we waiting to Ride the Lightning. Regan, JLay, and I were watching from the nosebleeds & drinking Bud tallboys, but B-Ball was down front getting the instagold. Every few minutes one of us would turn to the other & say, "This is awesome!" That happened about 700 times. Well, because it was. Can't wait for the Black Album tonight.
So I guess I figured out who put Hot Snakes on the bill. Lars from Metallica was watching. Throw in Roky Erickson's band plus everyone from Vans, Amy Gunther & her friends, and really, there could not have been a better crowd. Oh, and duh, I was there next leveling it with my friend Lia. Then we found a zombie.
Roky Erickson is one of those dudes I'd love to get a beer with, but I'm afraid his stories would put me at risk of knowing too much and ending up in the trunk of a car somewhere. He's a legend and legend's can wear cartoon network hats & put a cigarette out on your neck and shred. His band was pretty tight, too.
Chris, Chris, Chris, Chris, Xeno & I rolled up to the fest right when it opened yesterday. What can I say? We're go-getters. The first band we checked out were The Sword.
Headlining both nights, Metallica will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 'Black Album' by playing it in its entirety on one night AND all of 'Ride the Lightning' for the first time ever on the other night! You'd be crazy if you even think about missing this epic performance.orion festival
If Fucked Up's song gets you all fired up, just wait until this weekend. The hardcore, punk band is ready to rock the stage. Are you ready to headbang with them?orion festival