This weekend was one of my favorite weekends of the year, Fun Fun Fun Fest. As expected, it was awesome. Austin is known for the ACL Festival and that is all well and good. FFF is on much smaller with a much broader mix of music that ranges from Hip Hop to Indie Rock to Hardcore Punk. I’m not nearly as punk as I used to be, and that was debatable at the time. I did have a skateboard, a wallet chain and pink hair but that only counts for so much.
What FFF offers is a great mix of bands that I never thought of seeing, never thought I’d see and was too scared to go see when I was a wee little one pretending to be punk. I kept trying to stay at the Orange Stage and check out the newest and coolest Indie buzz bands but the shreiks and noise from the Hardcore Black stage kept sucking me in. I did miss a few bands that I was dying to see and even missed the Air Sex World Championships…think Air Guitar but with..nevermind, you’ve got it. (I was going to provide a link but I’ll let all interested parties search for it on their own….this is afterall, supposed to be a blog about pottery)
I didn’t see Mariachi El Bronx, the side project of The Bronx but I wish I had. I did catch some of The Bronx set, albeit way in the back away from the pit.
So, here’s some Mariachi and some Hardcore to end your Tuesday with. The Bronx hardcore set isn’t my style but to point out the contrast, I thought I’d include it.