|The elaborate wristband system for the three day festival. I think they gave up on it by the end of day two.|
|Snäggletooth was the main reason I showed up for the first day. I wanted to thank |
them in person for giving me an unreleased song for my Singapore podcast.
|Deck had a compulsion to kill his kick drum/pedal in the middle of Mass Separation's set. Didn't stop playing til the song was over, because he's a pro and a beast. A beast pro.|
|...I was asked to take this photo for some reason.|
|The extremely technical mixing board set up.|
|Some of these kids were sleeping outside the venue. Didn't seem bothered by the heat or the bugs. Booze helped, I think.|
|Yuss from Tools of the Trade was working the outdoor fry station all day. |
Somehow managed to not get cigarette ash in anyone's food.
|This kid was part of the entourage of the Korean band Scum Raid, and took video of everything. |
I wonder how much footage there is of me glaring at crowd surfers and then laughing when they fell on their heads.
|Saturday belonged to Crutches. Fun fact: they had an actual crutch with them.|
|Kerry from Atomicdeath was picked up (against his will) and carried around during Crutches' set.|
|This one random white dude (with the red shirt) seemed to exist only to jump on the backs of band members while they played. I will judo throw any idiot who does that to me at a gig (and have).|
|Nobeat from XCrimesceneX was the MC/announcer. He's wearing the Proletar shirt I bought when I saw them last year, which is about 2 sizes to small for me (and still somehow a Malaysian "large"). I told Nobeat I'd trade it for a Crimescene shirt.|
|xSaxonx are a UK punk band who share a name with a famous metal band, and didn't seem to know (or care). They dedicated a song to kids wearing denim vests, before realizing that there were only a few in attendance. And for some reason they played both Saturday and Sunday. Just baffling.|
|I don't think I've seen W.I.D.B. play with the same line-up twice, but one thing never changes: That gorilla mask is awesome.|
|There were lots of kids running around outside Sunday afternoon.|
|I was asked to take this photo for some reason, and my auto-focus rebelled. The dude in the background wasn't supposed to be in the picture, but he decided to pose like he was, and I thought that was funny so kept him in the shot.|
|Tiong from Tools played drums for this band, which may or may not be called Reconstruction. At this point in the game, four bands is really all I can handle in a single day. Drained by the humidity and a line-up of mostly interchangeable hardcore bands (not to mention the shock of watching Anderson Silva break his leg earlier in the day), I decided I would call it quits after Scum Raid played.|
|Love and rockers. This is my favourite photo from the entire week-end. Just adorable.|
|For some reason my photos went all soft-focus for Scum Raid's drummer. Maybe it was because Rumah Api was disgustingly humid by that point, or maybe she just has that effect on cameras.|
|...it was that kind of weekend.|