Sunday 12 pm doors
death before dishonor
born from pain
post by the_reverend at Sep 20,2009 2:52pm edited Sep 20,2009 3:50pm
fireworks: i would probably dig them a lot more if i knew their songs. Feels like i have seen them a bunch of times.
title fight: members of badseed. For a band that idk, the response was ridiculous. Similar set up on stage as fys, but this was on the other stage so no barricade. The sound dudes guarded their monitors like they were gold. Lots of stage diving too.
wrecking crew: im sure there are people in the audience that were born after wrecking crew broke up. The crowd might not even know these guys as a band they are suppose to put on their fb/ms and say they like though they have never heard them before. If they arent on your fb/ms and you front like you like hardcore this month, race home and add them. Even their negative approach cover only won over a few people.
powertrip: late 80's thrash mixed with hardcore. This lead the band with sweet riffs and songs about nukes. The singer looks just like what i remember the singer of no warning. He also had on a magical shirt that was red until i took a pic of it and then it turned black.
banner, the: no misfits cover, but it is good to see them playing in front of a hardcore crowd again. It was also hilarious watch the singer fumble and fail with the confoundingly simple mic chord knot around his foot. A failure like that is how someone ends up being dragged by horses or going down with the anchor in the movies.
foundation: their set was wicked powerful. Very glad to see them on the stage with out the barricade.
mongoloids, the: im always unsure of anyone in the band other than the singer. Still, they are always well received. The singer ended up enveloped by the crowd. Will have to look for him in the pictures.
bracewar: i think this is my first time seeing them. They are amazing. The crowd was singing along to every thing. Even though they were fairly powerviolencey.
carrier, the: just like they always are. The set was nothing short of epic. the kind of set that someone would lose a tooth in the front row and all the next day not even mention the tooth, but mention that they saw the carrier no fewer than 20 times.
converge was m'eh. they played too short and a lot of new stuff which isnt a bad thing, but people just stood around. they has a 45 minute set list too. one of the new songs is a throwback to caring and killing.
integrity's second song was rise. they could have turned around after finishing that song and said good night and I would have been pleased as punch.
No way. They played Vocal Test, Hollow, Systems overload, Abraxas Annihilation, Micha- Those who Fear tomorrow, In Contrast of sin, and To Die For. That's just off the top of my head. So good. I wish they had played for an hour.
Surprised there weren't special guests at all after they were so hyped.
Wrecking Crew I thought would have a huge reaction.
A lot of bands didn't get the reactions I thought they would (Converge, Wrecking Crew, Reach The Sky) and then vice versa (Backtrack, Rival Mob for example had great sets).
Fun fest for sure though.
THE GREAT AMERICAN HARDCORE FEST - DAY 3
BORN FROM PAIN
DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR
COLIN OF ARABIA
THE WRONG SIDE