Happy In Bag

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

I Hope The Shade and Cold Water Play Next Year

Teenage girls were dropping like flies.

I was riveted to the drama in the medical tent as the three oldest bands at yesterday’s Warped Tour- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Helmet and The Buzzcocks- ran through their thirty minute sets.

Most of the ailing girls were revived with an application of ice and a cool mist. The looks on their faces as they regained consciousness only to discover they were seated next to shirtless oafs with bloody noses was priceless.

It was scorching. And the parking lot at Verizon Amphitheater where all but two of the stages are situated offered no relief from the sun. People were so desperate for shade that they crawled underneath parked trucks.

Now that’s Warped.

(Pictured: Youngsters watch The Buzzcocks regurgitate their 25-year-old hits.)


  • At 9:12 AM, Blogger Don't Need Anything said…

    you must have been standing right next to me when you took that poicture because i remember standing right behind those guys in the picture. its too bad their vocal mix was so horrible because they were playing their hearts out!

  • At 10:05 AM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    DNA- I was up in front when their set began, but it sounded even worse up there. I kind of respected the 'Cocks punk ethos of not using the last three decades to learn how to play better. And here's what killed me- there were well over two times as many people at the adjacent stage waiting for Senses Fail to start. Makes me crazy...

  • At 3:48 PM, Blogger jdoublep said…

    man, we saw the cockos at the b-neck a few years back and they tore that joint down!
    we also traded with the singer a sticker that said "funeral sex" for one that said "i 'heart' mormon pussy".


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