The idea of a punk rock show in the afternoon sounded weird to me at first, but once the first band, ACxDC started to play, I knew there was nothing weird about this show. It was pure punk rock at its finest. The band’s singer, Sergio Amalfitano, held his two young daughters up, both of them wearing protective headphones bigger than their heads, and introduced them to the crowd. He then let them go back backstage and he continued the set. Fraud came on stage next and that’s when the moshing started. The moshing was relatively tame until DNF played. Hell started to break loose. Security had blocked off the photography pit for the show, so the entire time DNF played I had to be alert and avoid bodies and punches of eager fans. It wasn’t until Limp Wrist went on did the fans go berserk. The first song hadn’t started yet and I was pinned against the barrier between the band and the stage for the whole show. The show itself did not disappoint. It was sweaty and chaotic, just like any good punk rock show.
Check out the photo gallery below of Limp Wrist, ACxDC, DNG, and Fraud.
Photography/Words: Ryan Bussard