TIHC Day 3
Phil and Julian stayed over and I think we had a noise complaint, but when the dude knocked on our door at 2am we just shut the lights of and stayed quiet like our parents caught us up at a 3rd grade sleepover.
My body was a fucking mess starting mid-afternoon so I missed a lot of bands because I just needed to sit a lot. I did catch Full of Hell, Coke Bust, Mindset, fucking NAILS and a few others, and hung out with Phil/Julian while they were filming.
TIHC Day 2 (Friday)
Spent most of the day wandering around Philly. Stocked up on non-fest food at Whole Foods and went to Sit and Spin.
I had been bummed I hadn’t found any records on Thursday but the floodgates opened with Deathwish being fully stocked and seeing both Dropdead and All Else Failed, who were awesome.
Converge with Steve Brodsky was also very cool, but their set seemed strange considering the occasion. The first half was mostly stuff from their last few albums, which I would expect from a standard tour set, but the second half once Brodsky joined was cool, although I’m sure many hardcore fans were confused. They covered Disintegration by The Cure and played Grim Heart / Black Rose which was great.
Julian and Phil are filming a sequel to their video from last year. Some random woman started talking to me and I conversed for a bit because I assume she knew them (she didn’t.)
In the span of about five minutes, she then asked me if I thought Russia shot that plane down, and when I didn’t respond she said I needed to “take a stand.” Also, she was happy to see black people at the fest because it’s “good to see them out of their environment.”
Apparently this is her second hardcore show as well.
TIHC Day 1
Got lost on the way to the venue but saw a dude with camo shorts and followed him there.
Killswitch Engage played almost exclusively old songs, and while I haven’t listened to them in a very long time, I got into it.
I wasn’t into Unearth’s set. Some Boston bros behind me started talking about how loud they play, apparently not aware that they were using the same fucking gear as everyone else.
Also I wasn’t into Code Orange’s set which was a bummer. Oh well.
Crowbar and Overcast ruled. I was in full metalcore mode last night. Xibalba was also good.
I forgot my hotel doesn’t have free breakfast so I’m about to make oatmeal using the room’s coffee maker and a plastic cup.
Converge, All Else Failed, and Dropdead 2nite.
Very excited to see this waiting for me an hour before I get on the train to go to Philly for @thisishardcorefest. #unitednations
am i a poser if i had a free ticket to warped and the only band i cared about was terror? btw I'm not that faggot ass anon who ripped on AF.
no, but you may be a poseur if you call people “faggot ass” anything. Grow up.
AF rules, Terror rules, homophobia is stupid. Stagedives stagedives stagedives.