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The Fest V

The Fest V: live in Gainesvillelive in Gainesville (2006)
No Idea Records

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My Fest beer coozie reads "420 + 69 = The Fest V" -- however, No Idea seems to have the wrong equation. My mathematical analysis to the incredible weekend of October 27th-29th works out a bit differently‚?¶

The Fest V = Hundreds of punks + 160 bands + eight venues + gallons of sweat + tons of beer + a lifetime of memories + only two urinals

It's a bit more intricate, but it roughly sums up the weekend quite well.

Speaking of complexity, it would take nearly ten pages of this size 10 Verdana font to summarize the fifth edition of the Fest, so instead I will just talk about the highlights of the weekend.

Top Five Bands at The Fest Five:

  1. Dillinger Four: Orgcore's premier group tore Abbey Road apart on Saturday evening. It's been a few years since I had seen D4 so I was looking forward to them profusely. Paddy opened the set discussing how he had found God before appropriately diving into "Mosh for Jesus." It didn't let up from there and neither did Paddy's pants, as the frontman practically played the entire show naked. Dan Yemin is correct: Dillinger Four is the greatest punk band at the moment and it was apparent everyone at The Fest agreed. The venue was filled, including just about every band that wasn't playing a show at the moment.
  2. The Lawrence Arms: As the trio took the stage it appeared that Bren had drained the Common Ground's kegs. It's no secret that the Larry Arms enjoy their alcohol, but I had never seen Bren that wasted before as he stumbled around the stage trying to wield his guitar. Despite being tremendously inebriated it did not affect his playing or the groups as TLA easily put on the best arrangement I have witnessed from them yet. The set list was Oh, Calcutta! heavy, but also featured notables like "100 Resolutions" and "Porno & Snuff Films." Bren even gave a modest shout-out to Punknews.org, before telling all us Orgers to go to hell!
  3. Lifetime: This was my fifth time seeing the influential Lifetime since their reunion last August and their performance closing out The Fest on Sunday evening at Abbey Road was easily one of their best. The long weekend exhausted me and I was too weary to brave the crowd so I watched from the side of the stage as the Jersey boys slammed through a stunning show. Melodic hardcore classics "Danuerysm," "Rodeo Clown," "Young, Loud, & Scotty," and "The Boy's No Good" helped make up their fantastic set list, which also included the new song "Haircuts & T-Shirts," which picks up right where the band left off. The crowd, not ready to end the weekend, began chanting "One more song!" Ari, Dan, Dave, Scott, and Pete stormed the stage for a terrific two-song encore that included "Cut the Tension" and at the request of Sickboi, Scott Heisel, and myself, "Anchor."
  4. Paint It Black: Earlier this year PIB played at the minute Mr. Roboto Project in Pittsburgh; there were roughly 30 kids there and no one seemed into it. In a complete contrast, the 100 or so fans that packed into the Atlantic on Sunday afternoon went completely batty for the Philadelphia hardcore act. Dan Yemin led the pack through 15 abrasive songs including "Pink Slip," "CVA," "Atticus Finch," and "Election Day."
  5. Latterman / Dead to Me / None More Black / Chuck Ragan: It would be impossible for me to pick one of those four phenomenal acts to take the fifth slot as each performed well above my expectations.

    Latterman opened for the Larry Arms on Friday night and really set the pace for the entire weekend with their unique brand of punk rock. Their songs were meant to be sing-alongs and watching a packed venue grasp onto every word was a sight to see.

    I was really looking forward to Dead to Me's set as I have yet to see them yet. Even though they had a small set and not too many turned out to watch them (New Mexican Disaster Squad were playing at the same time), they could have easily stole Sunday evening if it wasn't for Lifetime playing.

    None More Black easily matched Dead to Me's performance -- had I not seen them a handful of times already I may have favored them a bit more. Their short set was engaging and straight to the point. Colin uncorked the set claiming that Gainesville's number one export was dirt; if it wasn't for the copious amount of frat boys I encountered during the weekend I may have agreed with him. NMB put their best effort forward with an equal mix of songs from File Under Black, Loud About Loathing, and their new album This Is Satire.

    Later this month the Lawrence Arms and Chuck Ragan will be stopping by Pittsburgh, however I have a mandatory work dinner to attend that evening. Needless to say I was not going to miss Ragan's set at the Common Ground on Sunday evening (I was mildly upset about missing Fifth Hour Hero, but I feel I made the correct choice).

Other bands I saw: Smoke or Fire, Savage Brewtality, North Lincoln, You Me & the Atom Bomb, New Bruises, the Arrivals, the Bomb, Radon, Armalite, Pink Razors (A.K.A. "The Tuning Band"), Hot Cross, Haram, Coliseum, Against All Authority, the Revenge, No Trigger, No More, Ghost Mice (twice), Static Radio, Affirmative Action Jackson, and Cloak/Dagger.

Dan Yemin Facts from The Fest V:
  • Dan Yemin wrestled an alligator
  • Armalite is a thousand times better live than on record
  • Dan Yemin is the "Where's Waldo of Punk Rock" (term coined by Scott Heisel)
  • Paint it Black needs to change the lyrics to "Atticus Finch" as Yemin wore Adidas shoes and not Chucks (except during Lifetime's barefoot set, because Dan is better than shoes)
  • Dr. Dan is the nicest guy in history
  • Dan Yemin drinks like a fish
  • He was once a telephone booth for Halloween
  • Owns only three shirts
  • Liza Minnelli is Dan's celebrity crush
  • Dan Yemin loves Inquisition

Biggest Surprises at The Fest V:
  • The Ergs: My friend Adam sent me a few of their songs prior to our trip, but I sort of brushed them aside. However, their style of pop-punk meets New Jersey melodic hardcore is a blast, especially on top of their quirky and energetic live show.
  • Affirmative Action Jackson: Josh Argan and Andy Nelson from Paint it Black are in this hardcore/punk/comedy outfit. They were as hilarious as they were abrasive. Bassist Josh may have had more energy than anyone at The Fest -- which really helped pump up those piled into the Atlantic whom were looking dead tired from the three days of shows.

Drunkest Band at The Fest V:

The Fleshies: Wow, Johnny No Moniker (A.K.A. Emilio Estevez) was completely trashed when they opened up Abbey Road on Saturday night. He definitely spent more time on the ground than on the stage.

I'm a little disappointed that I did not get to see all the bands that I wanted to ([Defiance, Ohio], Planes Mistaken for Stars, Drag the River, the Velvet Teen, VCR, Minus the Bear, Blood Bath & Beyond, and New Mexican Disaster Squad), but The Fest works and it works well! If you ever need proof that punk rock succeeds, then all you need is one look at The Fest. Despite there being a plethora of drunks roaming Gainesville no one was ever drastically out of control, and there was no security (sans a few volunteers) at the shows; this worked well, as everyone in attendance took care of each other. The Fest is an exhausting weekend, but a truly remarkable one at that. This was my first one and based on my experience this year I will be in attendance at the annual event from here on out.

Thank you No Idea, the bands, the volunteers, Tony, and of course all the people in attendance who made this the most amazing music festival I have ever been to.

 

 
People who liked this also liked:
The Lawrence Arms - Oh! Calcutta!Rise Against - Revolutions Per MinuteThe Draft - In a Million PiecesNone More Black - This Is SatireThe Lawrence Arms - The Greatest Story Ever ToldMuch the Same - SurviveThe Falcon - UnicornographyMurder by Death - In Bocca al LupoThe Suicide Machines - Battle HymnsThe Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America

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Anonymous (November 14, 2006)

Yeah sure, it was booze that brendan lawrence arms was fucked up on... Nigga please!!

Anonymous (November 6, 2006)

sounds like someone has a man crush, creep. bet ur a light weight too.

sickboi (November 4, 2006)

remember when brendan told the punknews yutes to fuck off for spreading ridiculous rumours about him? that was awesome. and for the record, he wasn't that drunk, he stayed with us that night. so quit writing about how he drank all the beer in the club that night in every fucking review you write about that band. the lawrence arms are not the brendan kelly show.

Maybe he wasn't drunk after the show, I mean shit, the humidity and walk in the pouring rain sobered me the hell up. But when Bren hit the stage, he had a solid buzz...along with 99% of the crowd. And he didn't tell us to "fuck off for spreading rumors", he was joking around about a few of us being there. But you are right about him not drinking all the beer, I seem to remember the drink of choice being vodka (or maybe gin?) and tonic (or cranberry?)...

maverick (November 4, 2006)

Paul Baribeau got added to the Latterman show tonight last-minute and I got there late and missed him! Sooooooo fucking pissed about that. Dude still rules, though.

-Scott

Anonymous (November 3, 2006)

paul baribeau reminds of a slightly more sane daniel johnston. slightly. and i mean that in a good way.

maverick (November 3, 2006)

Paul Baribeau was fantastic. He's my new favorite singer-songwriter. Can't stop listening to the CD of his I bought, either.

-Scott

Anonymous (November 3, 2006)

someone needs to give reviews of the Drag The River, Minus The Bear, and Paul Baribeau sets.

Anonymous (November 3, 2006)

remember when brendan told the punknews yutes to fuck off for spreading ridiculous rumours about him? that was awesome. and for the record, he wasn't that drunk, he stayed with us that night. so quit writing about how he drank all the beer in the club that night in every fucking review you write about that band. the lawrence arms are not the brendan kelly show.

Anonymous (November 2, 2006)

fest was so good, got drunk and blacked out twice on saturday alone. thunderlip was rad. hopefully next year there will be hotter girls and better coke!

marthaplimpton (November 2, 2006)

civilwar?

Maks (November 2, 2006)

reading about the fest is like when a friend tells you how was fucking with the girl you have a crush on.

threechordsandthetruth (November 2, 2006)

"I'm pretty convinced that this site gets paid from Jade Tree to hype Dan Yemin."

Nope, we're all in the pay of Pete Wentz.

Jim_Neighbors (November 1, 2006)

Orgcore mania, eh?

Anonymous (November 1, 2006)

i saw the singer of capsule fighting some guy on a street corner but was in a cab so i couldnt break it up...anyone know what happened

darkstarm (November 1, 2006)

*sigh* next year...

JustinUCR (November 1, 2006)

speaking from experience...(I'm usually the Bomb's roadie) Jeff from the Bomb ALWAYS seems like he's moving in slow motion. That's just how he is...except when he's driving 125 mph down Ashland avenue.

wasn't at the Fest, but the New Bruises guys: good dudes.

Anonymous (November 1, 2006)

The Bomb was very good. The music and vocals are awesome. Just one thing, though:

Their singer had the most awkward stage presence that I have ever seen. It was almost like he was moving in slow motion.

maverick (November 1, 2006)

I saw the end of New Bruises' set on Friday; wasn't bad at all.

-Scott

Anonymous (November 1, 2006)

Anyone see New Bruises?

I love their record.

strangenotes (November 1, 2006)

How does one forget seeing 9 Shocks Terror? For shame.

Reeder (November 1, 2006)

Anyone that missed Religious As Fuck, Blacktusk, and Kylesa missed out on an awesome little line-up. I'm pissed I missed No Trigger and Coliseum. I got to No Trigger late and was so drunk that during Coliseum I watched the skate videos on the side and I didn't even realized they had played.

Anonymous (November 1, 2006)

if the story about BloodbathandBeyond goes like this

Floyd had to play bass because Mr Costello was indisposed, and apparently Floyd has never even held a bass before, and Davy Tiltwheel says that "Paddy wrote all the songs and we dont really know em" and it was a fucking clusterfuck, then you heard the right story. It was amusing, since there was beer.

Anonymous (November 1, 2006)

colin from nmb is awesome....
supper funny

nmb best at the fest!!!

Anonymous (November 1, 2006)

theotherstevejones - care to paste an AIM, Soulseek, or other name for the purpose of spreading those videos?

kirbypuckett (November 1, 2006)

The Bomb and Radon were both awesome.

I should have pointed that out a bit in my review. I was so excited to see The Bomb and it was solid.

- Kirby

I need sleep.

kirbypuckett (November 1, 2006)

KIRBY, how did you like the rest of that show in Pittsburgh? I'm curious to your reaction of the other bands that played....

I can't remember who played. I know my friends in Unarmed opened the show and Caustic Christ played riiight?

You going there to see Fucked Up on Sunday? Should be good.

- Kirby

kirbypuckett (November 1, 2006)

I'm wearing my Punknews shirt next year so that more people say hello. I met a few people, but not enough.

Pat The Bunny/Johnny Hobo played at that acoustic show on the college campus during the day on Sunday. He was pretty good, although the kid that kept on yelling shit at him was annoying as hell.

He was really annoying.

I was far right, wearing a Draft shirt.

-5 points for me wearing a Draft shirt to Chuck Ragan. - 10 points to Scott Heisel for wearing a HWM shirt to Chuck Ragan. 5000 points for Scott Heisel stating "you know, if he took his clothes off it'd be 'naked Ragan'""

- Kirby

theotherstevejones (November 1, 2006)

Damn, I didnt know that was you at the time. Theres always next year. I know Im looking forward to it already. Whenever I get those videos uploaded, Ill post a link. They arent great quality. Im no sickboi. But a naked Paddy wearing the dreadlocks wig from the Radon set is always entertaining.

maverick (November 1, 2006)

Haha, I was showing them to KirbyPuckett! Dude, you shoulda said hi. The Fest is all about broing down!

-Scott

theotherstevejones (November 1, 2006)

I was standing right next to you at the NMB show. You were showing some guy pictures on your camera and I was trying to sneak a peak.

maverick (November 1, 2006)

You were sitting, like, three people over from me, then. Small world. I was the dude in the black/red Hot Water Music shirt.

-Scott

theotherstevejones (November 1, 2006)

Yeah I was sitting right in front of him, so it was much more irritating.

maverick (November 1, 2006)

Pat The Bunny/Johnny Hobo played at that acoustic show on the college campus during the day on Sunday. He was pretty good, although the kid that kept on yelling shit at him was annoying as hell.

-Scott

shanholtzer (October 31, 2006)

Lemuria!!

theotherstevejones (October 31, 2006)

I have some video from both Ghost Mice(the first show) and D4. Score is for Johnny Hobo.

strangenotes (October 31, 2006)

I asked a question, Kirby! That PIB show had some of the best HC punk bands in existance today and you didn't answer! Tell me now!

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

lemuria!

dazed (October 31, 2006)

"Anybody catch the show that had Assholeparade, The Holy Mountain, Government Warning, Paint It Black, Cloak/Dagger and a couple other bands? The whole fest looked like it would be awesome but the lineup for that show was especially great."

Yeah, I watched that whole show, NMDS played too, and Affirmative Action Jackson, it was pretty fucking amazing. Lots of classic covers as NMDS played FVK (faster than on the Western Addiction split) and Government Warning played I'm Not A Loser, No Way, and Deny Everything. Also the Holy Mountain started a pizza pit by throwing 3 or 4 cheese pizzas into the audience, it smelled amazing but anyone who ate it off that floor is braver than I.

As far as other highlights go, the Bomb played a few Naked Raygun songs, notably Rat Patrol and Soldier's Requiem, I got to see Coliseum again, and D4 and the Fleshies both put on incredible shows of intoxicated madness.

sirens (October 31, 2006)

d4 =(

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

*Josh plays guitar in AAJ, not bass (that's Andy).
*Fleshies weren't drunk - That's what John Geek does.
*Best bands at the Fest were The Ergs!, Fleshies, and Defect Defect. Fact.

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

I don't know if you can really comment on the drunkest band at the fest unless you saw Billy Reese Peters play

and yeah i saw paddy wandering around tacobell/checkers about 5 min after the bloodbath and beyond set was supposed to end

el_matt (October 31, 2006)

You suck for missing Dinner Break (Not a Band)'s set. It was seriously the highlight of the Fest.

Damo (October 31, 2006)

christ almighty

do you think that the da yemin says.... comment typed several times meant i didn't get it? lol. suppose it dint help i put them in the middle of some gentle ribbing about an "org clique" :)

i was tempted to fly over to see this as the line up looked outstanding

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

I feel bad for anybody that saw None More Black over Defiance, Ohio, because they missed the best set of the weekend.

-opivy

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

"We're a lot funnier than you, because you can't take a simple joke."

how can you say someone can't take a joke when it's a private joke and not directed at the person you've just made that statement to?

does that make you funnier or more elitist?

hvmyselfabear (October 31, 2006)

O Pioneers/Saw Wheel house show on Saturday night was the best part of the fest. It's weird that so many people are saying they were there, it didn't seem like there was hardly anyone there.

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

Um, where's D4's Civil War review? I thought this was halloween and punknews.org?

kirbypuckett (October 31, 2006)

Ugh, I hate the split links

Pic of D4

Another glorious picture of D4

- The same guy who just posted

kirbypuckett (October 31, 2006)

My friend Sarah took some pics of D4, but she was in the crowd and drunk so they didn't turn out great. Here are a few, you get the point:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v292/kirbypuckett/The Fest V/D4/d402.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v292/kirbypuck ett/The Fest V/D4/d401.jpg

- Kirby

kirbypuckett (October 31, 2006)

I knew it wouldn't come out well...My friends and I have this long running joke about Dan Yemin being the Chuck Norris of punk rock.

We're a lot funnier than you, because you can't take a simple joke.

I wrote this review within a few hours of getting home from The Fest so that I could have a place to discuss it with some folks while it was still fresh in my mind.

Seriously, what a blast! I cannot wait 'til next year!

Halloween party time! Mmm, more PBR!

- Kirby

johnrambo (October 31, 2006)

sickboi.

thanks man, but i promise it was because i made roughly 580,000 new friends who insisted on buying me infinite amounts of beer. i said "yes"...

waffles... you forgot your fucking sleeping bag in our van again

vittywaffles (October 31, 2006)

send the pic i should be able to get it

sickboi (October 31, 2006)

Sounds awesome. Can your phone get pics? I can send you the pic from Xtabi, I still have your # if its the same one you called from Saturday. If not, just email me where to send.

vittywaffles (October 31, 2006)

"Did you go to that apartment show to see O Pioneers? I heard they were doing it Sunday, but was too fucking drunk to head down. I got your message Saturday night, you were indeed sloshed. You should still have my cell # so give me a buzz if you're down this way sometime..."

i went on both nights sat and sun to that house

sat: sawwheel and o'pioneers played and oh my god were both amazing, i thought both were in my top performances of the weekend. i did end up breaking my back that night carring gear down the front steps but whatever

sun: the next door neighbors complained after a couple songs so o'pioneers didn't play which totally blew, i really wanted to see them again since i walked into 1982 at the last note of their actual set for the fest

sickboi (October 31, 2006)

For anyone that is giving Kirby shit for his review, these is his feelings on it. He obviously likes Dan Yemin, so fucking what? If you have a different opinion on the Fest, write a review. Highlight the bands you enjoyed. I'm sure Brian would run another one as long as it is a different perspective.

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

Aside from Dillinger 4, way to go see a bunch of bands that already tour regularly at a fest full of bands that reunited specially for the occasion or rarely tour.

-Will

Benjasauruss (October 31, 2006)

a week ago i was like "naw i don't have the money to go and i really should spend more time on school"
this was a really good review
i thought the dan yemin stuff was funny
and FUCK ME FOR NOT GOING
holy fucking shit
AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH

stuttermispronounce (October 31, 2006)

Yes i was, and i have managed to only mention Dan Yemin like twice since the fest. Davey Quinn and Paddy Costello both also played in three bands apiece. What makes Yemin so special?

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

He was playing in three bands at this thing, all of whom were great, man with no sense of humor. So the reviewer was a little excited. Lighten up, you weren't there.

Damo (October 31, 2006)

dan yemin says....dan yemin says....dan yemin says....dan yemin says....
dan yemin says....dan yemin says....dan yemin says....dan yemin says....dan yemin says....
dan yemin says....

Damo (October 31, 2006)

what the fuck????

dan yemin says....

"ooo look at me, all the bands love me and i'm in with them all"

dan yemin says....

Bren???? Dan Yemin x50million,?????a shout out to punknews.....????

dan yemin says....

this is more like a myspace post where you're trying to show how cool you are than a review

dan yemin says....dan yemin says....dan yemin says....

stuttermispronounce (October 31, 2006)

oh, and on the Paddy/Bloodbath situation, my friends who were at 1982 saw Paddy in a restaraunt while he was supposed to be at the Bloodbath show. Hey gave them hugs and enthusiastically asked them "hey, you guys ever try a cheeseburger?" after that, most of the conversation was singing the praises of cheeseburgers.

stuttermispronounce (October 31, 2006)

i was at the O! Pioneers apartment show on Saturday night after Dillinger Four.

You are a sucker for not seeing Bloodbath, Defiance Ohio, or Tiltwheel.

sickboi (October 31, 2006)

Did you go to that apartment show to see O Pioneers? I heard they were doing it Sunday, but was too fucking drunk to head down. I got your message Saturday night, you were indeed sloshed. You should still have my cell # so give me a buzz if you're down this way sometime...

maverick (October 31, 2006)

Top 5 performances I saw:

1. Lifetime
2. D4
3. Paul Baribeau
4. Armalite
5. None More Black

But like someone else said below, every single band was good. The Lovekill, Russian Circles, the Velvet Teen, Buildng The State, Paint It Black, Haram, Latterman, Hot Cross, and every other band I watched were all thoroughly enjoyable.

-Scott

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

Paddy didn't end up playing with Bloodbath; instead they brought Floyd up onstage to mime with a bass (probably because he was the other fattest guy there). Supposedly Paddy passed out drunk and coked up in a parking lot while people took pictures with their dicks in his mouth, then disappeared for the rest of the night. Good times.

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

Paint It Black was fucking great. People were tossing confetti and silly string around; a guy dressed as Borat in spandex was stage-diving; the contents of a large trash can were spilled into the pit and kids were riding around in the empty can like some sort of carnival attraction. Fun. Not the best show at Fest, but I figured that it deserved a better description.

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

oh and if anyone knows of any pictures from the D4 performance online could you please link those up..

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

no, I DRANK THE BEER AND THE WING, man was that tasty!!!

post that pic up ho!

you missed a crazy walk all around flordia university and then we ended up seeing sawwheel and O'pioneers at a house party on sat that fucking RULED! oh and then jumped in a hot tub at 6am, shit was off the hook

baseball (October 31, 2006)

other excellent performances not noted:

The Copyrights
Off With Their Heads
This Is My Fist

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

of course it got five stars. way to be subjective guys.

sickboi (October 31, 2006)

I'm pretty convinced that this site gets paid from Jade Tree to hype Dan Yemin. Talk about idol worship, huh? Like previously stated, you missed some of the best bands. Government Warning, Direct Control, etc.

Gee, maybe kids around here have similar tastes....?

sickboi (October 31, 2006)

waffles-

I didn't get a pic of the receipt, but your boy sent me one on my phone of when he drank the beer with the wing in it...

"WHERE THE FUCK ARE OUR WINGS?!?!?!?"

strangenotes (October 31, 2006)

I'm pretty convinced that this site gets paid from Jade Tree to hype Dan Yemin. Talk about idol worship, huh? Like previously stated, you missed some of the best bands. Government Warning, Direct Control, etc.

KIRBY, how did you like the rest of that show in Pittsburgh? I'm curious to your reaction of the other bands that played....

baseball (October 31, 2006)

review sums it up pretty well

Dillinger Four, Armalite, Lawrence Arms were definitely the highlights

man the way i saw Brendan and Dan Yemin pounding shots in between/chasing with beers at the bar before Lawrence Arms set i'm amazed TLA were able to put on by far the best set i've ever seen them play, amazing

anyway, score is for KirbyPuckett giving my drunken wandering Gainesville streets ass rides back to the hotel both Friday and Saturday night, i owe you big time....i'll have to send you some of our homebrew beer/cider/wine through the mail or something

k-dubs (October 31, 2006)

1: defiance, ohio
2: russian circles
3: ghost mice
4: minus the bear
5: new wave blasphemy

badmouth (October 31, 2006)

Top 5 best performances I saw were Dillinger 4, Grabass Charlestons, the Ergs, Dead To Me and Scouts Honor (who only played to like 15 people)

vittywaffles (October 31, 2006)

nice meetin chris and company and having a blast at XTABI!
wheres the receipt pic!

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

This review seemed rather pointless.

I like most of the bands involved, but that was pretty much a waste of time.

defyphysics (October 31, 2006)

My second Fest, and hopefully not my last. Definately the best music festival ever.

Exceptional bands: Ultra Dolphins, Riverboat Gamblers, Paint It Black, Russian CIrcles, Dillinger Four, This Is My Fist, Coliseum, Fifth Hour Hero, Lifetime, Latterman, Armalite, The Tim Version, Grabass Charlestons, Brain Worms, VCR

The only shame is that you can't see every single band that plays, because the two years I have gone I have yet to find one bad band playing; even the bands I've never heard of.

-Casey

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

"Fuck every single person that went to this."

Seconded. This looked like the fucking raddest thing to go to ever.

skankin_in_the_pit (October 31, 2006)

Anybody catch the show that had Assholeparade, The Holy Mountain, Government Warning, Paint It Black, Cloak/Dagger and a couple other bands? The whole fest looked like it would be awesome but the lineup for that show was especially great.

tylerdurden8136 (October 31, 2006)

Later this month the Lawrence Arms and Chuck Ragan will be stopping by Pittsburgh, however I have a mandatory work dinner to attend that evening.

Sucks to be you. ...But then again, you went to the Fest.

Only eight more days, I can't wait!!!

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

VALIENT THORR WAS THE BEST!!!! HANDS DOWN. THEN comes Dillenger.

- Britton

bryne (October 31, 2006)

Good times. I drank more PBR and Miller High Life this weekend than I ever will again. Well, until next year anyway.

SuperRad (October 31, 2006)

Ghost Mice twice? Nice.

Godfather (October 31, 2006)

damn you all to hell

marthaplimpton (October 31, 2006)

new d4? believe it when i see it

cuapunkradio (October 31, 2006)

why did you thank Tony (victory)? weird

frostbrewliner (October 31, 2006)

Reading this review puts the biggest smile on my face. If the line up is half as good as it was this year im going to make it to Florida one way or another. Score is for everything related to The Fest.

DarrenMcLeod (October 31, 2006)

hot damn, that looks like a hell of a weekend.

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

Yeah, I wish people had gone nuts at the roboto show too.

the_pro_from_dover (October 31, 2006)

Dan Yemin Facts from The Fest V:

* Dan Yemin wrestled an alligator
* Armalite is a thousand times better live than on record
* Dan Yemin is the ‚??Where‚??s Waldo of Punk Rock‚?Ě (term coined by Scott Heisel)
* Paint it Black needs to change the lyrics to ‚??Atticus Finch‚?Ě as Yemin wore Adidas shoes and not Chucks (except during Lifetime‚??s barefoot set, because Dan is better than shoes)
* Dr. Dan is the nicest guy in history
* Dan Yemin drinks like a fish
* He was once a telephone booth for Halloween
* Owns only three shirts
* Liza Minnelli is Dan‚??s celebrity crush
* Dan Yemin loves Inquisition

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Now I can continue with my own Yemin fetish. Thanks!

damnitsderek (October 31, 2006)

I wish I had the money, time, and transportation to go to Gainesville for this.

Anonymous (October 31, 2006)

did anybody see the O Pioneers? How were they?

wish I could have been there.

ramo (October 31, 2006)

Damn sounded like a good f'n festival. It's impossible to imagine Brendan that wasted. The world would implode I think if it imagined Bren inebriated as fuck.

I've seen The Ergs and they are pretty damn good. Plus you got to show some love to the Peej from Grabass.

If God was nicer to me, I would've gone to this thing.

Ramo

SloaneDaley (October 31, 2006)

my god this sounds great. Mind you I did attend one of my best shows this year this weekend. But I only got to go to one of the shows of Fucked Up Fest due to school so it doesn't really make up for this.

BrendanKelly (October 31, 2006)

of course i told you to go to hell.
i should be number 1

colin (October 31, 2006)

i'm so pissed i missed this. sounds like a great time.

sickboi (October 31, 2006)

I heard a little story about the Bloodbath and Beyond set, and if someone confirms it, I will laugh my fucking ass off...

Dante3000 (October 31, 2006)

I support this call and I have a drunken phone call from Chris to support it as well.
-Dante

sickboi (October 31, 2006)

Score is for Highlife tall-boys with Mitch Clem during the Riverboat Gamblers...

sickboi (October 31, 2006)

List is wrong. Armalite stole the Fest. FACT.

Grabass Charlestons are officially the most entertaining band to "watch".

Tom from No Trigger might be the next" Paddy/Bren in the making", as far as alcohol consumption goes.

cash_money_hustla (October 31, 2006)

Fuck every single person that went to this.

ilikepunkrock (October 31, 2006)

You didn't see Defect Defect, dang.

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