Friday, September 14, 2007

Punk Fiesta

A decade ago in July of 1997, this girl named Mell put on a punk rock festival at a campground in the middle of nowhere a few hours from Seattle. Creatively named "The Punk Fiesta" it drew a wide variety of bands, mostly from Washington, but also a few bigger crusty California bands. Fuck if I can remember all the bands that played, but the fest did include: Divisia, The Resistance, The Degenerats, Detestation, Whorehouse of Representatives, The Bloodclots, and The Obliterated. Probably around a hundred punk rockers camped out for the weekend and a bunch more would drive for the day to watch the bands. Which is what we did, we packed our shitty old car with me, Amy, Owen, Beth, Larry and as much beer as we could carry. I have no idea where it was actually held, but I do remember driving down a long dusty logging road with a big amphitheater and campground at the end, loaded with the stinkiest, drunkest, dirt covered punx I'd seen since the last time I walked down The Ave. Ha ha ha!

This first photo is of Owen, me and Larry at a hamburger joint we stopped at along the way that had Hagar the Horrible as their logo. I totally miss the Discharge shirt, I wish I knew what happened to it.


This second photo is the campground. The bands actually played in the dirt. Punk rock!


This of The Degenerats playing live. Note Dean's headwound and the younger plumper Nils. Now Nils sings for The Greatest Hits.

2 comments:

Tim said...

Could that hamburger joint have been "Crazy Eric's" in Belfair? There used to be a chain of Crazy Eric's in Kitsap County;the only one left is in Belfair, and that's definitely their logo... They also still have a stand at the Puyallup Fair. If it was in Belfair, how much further was it to the campground?

Tim said...

Could that hamburger joint have been "Crazy Eric's" in Belfair? There used to be a chain of Crazy Eric's in Kitsap County;the only one left is in Belfair, and that's definitely their logo... They also still have a stand at the Puyallup Fair. If it was in Belfair, how much further was it to the campground?