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Friday, March 28, 2008

Total Fest: Calling for Submissions

posted by on March 28 at 11:02 AM

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Missoula based record label Wantage USA is calling for submissions for its annual “Total Fest.” (Previous Nat Damm poster above.)

Deadline to submit is April 4.

What is Total Fest? Total Fest is a 3-day DIY festival of rock, pop, metal, etc. set in the welcoming confines of Missoula, Montana that takes place August 14th, 15th, and 16th. Total Fest is also just a cool word. Say it, TOTAL FEST. Not to be confused with Testy Fest.

Many Seattle bands have played it in the past: Big Business, the Lights, Lozen, the Narrows, the Trucks, and Akimbo.

From their website:

Total Fest 2008: That time of year is rapidly approaching again. Total Fest will return to the amazing Badlander in downtown Missoula, Montana again this year on August 14, 15 and 16th. For all bands, all ages interested in playing, the deadline for submissions is April 4th. So get those demo’s ready and send them along to: Wantage USA P.O. Box 8681 Missoula, MT 59807.

I spoke with the Lights:

Tell me, what is Total Fest? Whatís it like?
The Lights: Itís a fucking blast. Josh from Wantage is the man. He brews his own “Total Fest Beer”, hosts a BBQ in his back yard, all the bands hang out during the day, many of which camp out in people’s back yards. There’s usually a trip up the river for a swim and it’s just a weekend of no nonsense bullshit. It’s like one giant rock festival, camping trip, party.

There are day time all ages shows, a record swap, and usually some rousing games of “horseballs” (it’s like horseshoes …) and definetly some frisbee golf action.

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