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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Re: I Dance To Metal

posted by on July 27 at 16:00 PM

I had a gang of fun at Block Party. I shouted along to Hold Steady and The Saturday Knights. I rapped with The Physics. I lit Meinert up with a water pistol. I drank constantly.
(photo by Drake Delane.)

But the most fun I probably had was at Jay Reatard’s performance on Friday- goddamn that guy can throw down! We all know it was hard as shit to get from point A to B at the CHBP 90% of the time- but when I realized he was coming on, the stars aligned and the wind hit my back. It felt like I took a liquored-up luge from the beer garden to the front of the Neumos stage where Reatard was ripping through something intense off of Blood Visions. It was a hairy situation- the bass player had kind of a young King Buzzo thing going on and the Reatard himself was hidden behind a Hessian veil of curls. Now I’m too damn old and fat for the pit but I was super-juiced off of (free whiskey and) Jay’s brand of catchy-ass metallic punk-skronk so I had to do it. I slid around and jumped and lifted some kid’s leg. I pounded on some cat’s back like we were old friends and crashed into the bar manager from Chop Suey. My old Chucks were absolutely massacred. It was glorious. Note to hiphop heads: never wear new kicks to a festival.

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I am still way bummed I missed Reatard's set.

Posted by sam e. | July 28, 2008 1:24 PM

highlight of CHBP, para mi

Posted by ndrwmtsn | July 28, 2008 3:35 PM

I only took photos for a couple songs because of how wide the pit was growing. So when I got a beer dumped on me, I knew it was time to packe the camera safely in it's bag and join in.

Posted by drake | July 29, 2008 3:03 PM

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