Posted in music | pictures on November 11, 2008

Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Fun Fun Fun Fest

If not obvious by the 2008 Fun Fun Fun Fest coverage so far, I was having the most fun (fun fun) over the weekend with all the punk, metal and hardcore on stages 3a and 3b (two connected stages to avoid long times between sets). Highlights and pictures from day one are HERE. Highlights of day two (9/9) were DOA, Frightened Rabbit, the ska punk, politics and crowd of Leftover Crack, Cro-Mags (jam) (John Joseph w/ one of Cro-Mags' past drummers, AJ from Leeway on guitar and Craig Setari of Sick of it All on bass), what I saw of St. Vincent and Black Angels, the vegan sausage pizza, and Bad Brains. I managed to catch a few songs of Islands who sounded great, but totally missed Spinto Band and Annuals. Also saw pieces of Kevin Seconds, Chuck Ragan, and Ben Nichols's solo-frontmen sets. Saw Black Joe Lewis and most of Trash Talk, but neither lived up to my expectations in the daytime festival setting. I went back and forth between the pre-headliner sets of Minus the Bear and Bouncing Souls, and ran over to watch one song of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah during a Bad Brains reggae segment. Despite the competition, CYHSY still pulled in a respectable sized crowd. The stages were far enough away in general, but I could also still hear Alec Ounsworth's unmistakable voice at times between Bad Brains songs depending on where I was standing (I watched Bad Brains from various areas throughout their set). Clipse were headlining on the stage farthest away from Bad Brains so I totally missed them, and Kool Keith, who played that same stage earlier. Bad Brains ended earlier than curfew which meant I got to run over and catch about 20 minutes of Tim and Eric which was a great way (laughing) to end the hectic two day fest.

One unfortunate aspect of the weekend was the dust. It was a problem at ACL this year too. Dry dirt and wind meant you were constantly breathing it in. A signifigant portion of the crowd was wearing bandanas or other gas mask-like things on their faces. I didn't, but I should have because I think it made me a little sick. More pictures from day two below...

Fun Fun Fun Fest

Fun Fun Fun Fest

Kevin Seconds of 7 Seconds...

Kevin Seconds

Kevin Seconds

Fun Fun Fun Fest

Fun Fun Fun Fest

Revival Tour (Chuck Ragan of Hot Water Music, Ben Nichols of Lucero & Tim Barry of Avail)...

Revival Tour

Revival Tour

Revival Tour

Revival Tour

Revival Tour

Revival Tour

Revival Tour

Revival Tour

Fun Fun Fun Fest

Frightened Rabbit...

Frightened Rabbit

Spinto Band...

Spinto Band

Spinto Band

Annuals...

The Annuals

The Annuals

Fun Fun Fun Fest

Islands...

Islands

Islands

Trash Talk...

Trash Talk

Trash Talk

Fun Fun Fun Fest

Leftover Crack...

Leftover Crack

Leftover Crack

Fun Fun Fun Fest

DOA...

DOA

DOA

Bouncing Souls...

Bouncing Souls

Bouncing Souls

Black Angels...

Black Angels

Black Angels

St. Vincent...

St. Vincent

St. Vincent

Minus the Bear...

Minus the Bear

Minus the Bear

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah...

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

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Tim and Eric Awesome Show...

Tim and Eric

Tim and Eric

Cro-Mags...

Cro-Mags

Cro-Mags

Bad Brains...

Bad Brains

Bad Brains

Fun Fun Fun Fest

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PREVIOUSLY
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2008 - (some of) day one in photos

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Comments (5)

Bod Teen on the Pedal Steel!

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2008 12:15 PM

Looks fun.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2008 12:58 PM

Goodness gracious Kevin Seconds has turned into one ugly mofo.

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