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For Old Time's Sake... [Jul. 15th, 2007|10:12 pm]
Pennybridge Pioneer
[music |"Mary Jane" -Ill Scarlett]

Warped Tour '07 Grades:

Authority Aero - A: Great Band. I didn't even know they were playing until I saw them on the board. We all expected they'd draw a main stage set, but apparently they're not as popular as we thought. Only complaint? They didn't play "Over Seasons."

Bad Religion - C-: Okay, this was the band that I came to see above all others. And they disappointed me. I'm all for punk rock, and all for drinking. However, don't get super-drunk and then attempt to play punk rock at a festival where thousands of people (but most importantly, me) who have been anticipating you for months, unless you can handle it. All I can say is that I could've played "Sorrow" as well as Brett Hetson did. The opnly consolation is that their new album kicks ass, and they had a good set list.

Ill Scrlett - A: A very pleasant surprise. I hadn't even heard of these guys before we randomly found ourselveds walking by the "Lucky" stage right as they started playing. Very good ska-punk, though some songs seem a tad... emo? Not like, Dashboard emo, but uber-angsty in both lyrical content and sound. Still, all their old stuff is gold.

K-OS - A: I was so excited to see K-OS, and then I found to my dismay that his set overlapped with Bad Religion's. The ten minutes I got to see of him was great though (better than BR). Played a lot of singles, though.

Pennywise: A-: After Bad Relgion, the band I was there to see. Slightly disappointed simply because, like Bad Religion they were super drunk and so there were several cues missed, lines fogotten, etc. The difference is that they had so much energy, and they covered their asses well enough that one who wasn't familiar with the songs themselves probably wouldn't have noticed. Good set list.

Pepper: A: Another band that I had never heard of coming into the day. I didn't technically "see" them, because we were all sitting to the side of the stage while they played in the mid-afternoon heat. But they're great chill music, reggae-hip-hop-punk, with a voice like Brad Gaugh.

Tiger Army: A+. Best show of the day. If you've never heard tiger army, they're kinda like a rockabilly-country'fied version of AFI. Lots of energy, and were one of those bands you could just tell was just psyched to be playing there. They got a great response, too. And they played "In the Orchard" which I didn't expect they'd play live. NO band left the same impression on me.

There were other good bands there that I saw and just can't recall, but overall it was a good time, despite the fact that the lineup top to bottom this year was probably weaker than in years past. We also forgot our sunscreen and suffered some nifty second-degree burning on our faces. But all in all, as always, it was worth it.

So yeah, hope everyone's doing well. I"m embarking on yet another road trip to California in August so if you're in the LA area, drop me a line. I'd love to hang out. As always...

Keep On Rocking in the Free World.
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[User Picture]From: kairchan
2007-07-16 06:15 am (UTC)
I love K-OS!
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[User Picture]From: kuri_san
2007-07-17 01:13 am (UTC)
anyone whoe doesn't love K-OS is facist... or communist... i can't remember.
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[User Picture]From: banessarabbit
2007-07-16 08:45 am (UTC)
Damnit why can't you come out earlier!!!

I'm moving out to CO on August 6th but I'll be in Palm Springs from the 3rd until then. Any chance you're coming out exactly on the 1st because that would be good for me. Lol, hope you're doing well!
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[User Picture]From: kuri_san
2007-07-17 01:12 am (UTC)
Damn you and your stupid ambition. *sigh* and after I missed you last time. Well, at least give Berto a head's up for me, I'd love to see the guy.
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[User Picture]From: banessarabbit
2007-07-17 02:11 am (UTC)
Lol oh so you didn't hear about that.

Well uh, he's in Rhode Island. He's living with his new girlfriend lol.

When are you here?
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[User Picture]From: kuri_san
2007-08-16 07:27 am (UTC)
Rhode Island? That kid, you should fill me in on that... uh well, sucks that i'll miss you. really wanted to meet up. but if i'm in denver anytime in the next 2 years i'll make sure to look you up haha. good luck on the masters, i'll be living vicariously through you...
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[User Picture]From: gabexmosh
2007-07-16 09:57 am (UTC)
Please tell me you took the time to see Parkway Drive.
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[User Picture]From: kuri_san
2007-07-17 01:11 am (UTC)
no, they actually didn't play in Calgary. They're a little out of my range of tastes musically, but they can play, that's for sure.
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[User Picture]From: gabexmosh
2007-07-17 09:35 am (UTC)
Aww, nuts. Awesome live band, though. I'm going to England in November to see them for the fourth time.
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[User Picture]From: onokentauros
2007-07-29 05:08 am (UTC)
Chris! This is Nash - I switched up my username (this one's permanent) and I've been writing a fair bit. Anyways, I'm going to be in Santa Barbara for the coming year (until June 2008) so let me know when you roll through to Southern California, yeah?

Peace and engine grease, bro!
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[User Picture]From: kuri_san
2007-08-16 07:24 am (UTC)
yo. well we'll be rolling through sb on the way to the bay. so yeah, hit me with a txt @ (403) 393-1875 if you're free on the 20th.
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[User Picture]From: kuri_san
2007-08-16 07:45 am (UTC)
oh, also... we're in orange county until monday so if you happen to be visiting the parentals before then hit me up hooooooomie.
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[User Picture]From: funkypirategirl
2007-08-02 07:56 pm (UTC)
Hey, hit me up when you get here if you or your fellow road trippers need a free sign-in to Disney. :) Cell's the same.
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[User Picture]From: kuri_san
2007-08-16 07:36 am (UTC)
uh, well seeing as we've already spent three of our five days, i think we're doin' alright haha.. thanks for the offer though. i also totally don't remember any of your phone numbers, but if you want to grab a bite or something before monday leave me a message. hope life and shyt is treating you well. later.
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