Photos Featured Punk Island NYC and central mASSachusetts

Koala

sleeps 22 hours a day, eats chutes and leaves
Joined
Nov 3, 2015
Threads
37
Messages
368
Likes
757
Age
22
Current Location
NY, NY
Reactions
99% 0% 1%
#1
Just wanted to share some photos from my recent few days of travel :)

I headed down to NYC for a few days to check out Punk Island and then a show in Brooklyn where one of my current favorite bands were playing ( Sports - pop punk/emo from Pennsylvania).

Punk Island is a 1 day all ages and totally free DIY festival on one of the islands of NYC every June. This was my 2nd year going. Last year it was on Staten Island, this year Governors Island. ~65 bands played this year.

dsc01390-jpg.31018_Punk Island NYC and central mASSachusetts_Travel Stories_Squat the Planet_8:42 PM


I ended up hanging out and drinking with some rad dudes from Mexico for most of the day so I didn't catch too many bands, but Ratas En Zelo (above) were super rad.

Oh yeah, as a last minute surprise, Leftover Crack ended up playing!
dsc01422-jpg.31019_Punk Island NYC and central mASSachusetts_Travel Stories_Squat the Planet_8:42 PM


dsc01425-jpg.31020_Punk Island NYC and central mASSachusetts_Travel Stories_Squat the Planet_8:42 PM

Leftover Crack playing with some extra guest vocalists to finish up the set.

I went up to Worcester, Massachusetts area for a few days to hang with some of my homies and we checked out a show in Dover, New Hampshire and then explored some places in Central Mass.

dsc01451-jpg.31021_Punk Island NYC and central mASSachusetts_Travel Stories_Squat the Planet_8:42 PM

There was a sweet hang out / art spot under an overpass in Central Mass. (Of course I didn't bring my good camera to the actual cool thing but here's some phone shots)

13523880_10154259514947020_1735381885_o-jpg.31022_Punk Island NYC and central mASSachusetts_Travel Stories_Squat the Planet_8:42 PM


13523875_10154259514977020_1056456332_o-jpg.31023_Punk Island NYC and central mASSachusetts_Travel Stories_Squat the Planet_8:42 PM


Yeah just wanted to share my photos, I hope you enjoy! :)
 

Matt Derrick

Nomadologist
Staff member
Admin
Joined
Aug 4, 2006
Threads
783
Messages
8,059
Likes
7,123
Current Location
Walla Walla, WA
Website
youtube.com
Reactions
99% 0% 1%
#2
sweet, thanks for the post! i've always been curious to know what this event was like. i'm adding this to our featured posts :)
 
OP
OP
Koala

Koala

sleeps 22 hours a day, eats chutes and leaves
Joined
Nov 3, 2015
Threads
37
Messages
368
Likes
757
Age
22
Current Location
NY, NY
Reactions
99% 0% 1%
#3
sweet, thanks for the post! i've always been curious to know what this event was like. i'm adding this to our featured posts :)
Ooh rad!! Yeah it's a pretty cool event that brings together a lot of always really friendly people.

I actually took lots of photos last year and wrote a review so I'm going to post that up on this thread too.
 
OP
OP
Koala

Koala

sleeps 22 hours a day, eats chutes and leaves
Joined
Nov 3, 2015
Threads
37
Messages
368
Likes
757
Age
22
Current Location
NY, NY
Reactions
99% 0% 1%
#4
Here's my review from Punk Island 2015, where I took tons of photos and didn't drink at all lol: http://www.riceandbreadmagazine.com/punk-island-staten-island-pier-new-york-ny-june-21-2015/
(in case you're interested too, @Matt Derrick ! :) )

Punk Island: Staten Island Pier, New York, NY, June 21, 2015


punk-island-rvivr-julie-kolakowski-542x1024-jpg.31075_Punk Island NYC and central mASSachusetts_Travel Stories_Squat the Planet_5:37 PM

RVIVR

Sunday, June 21 wasn’t just the Summer Solstice, and it wasn’t just Father’s Day, either. It was also the eighth annual Punk Island Festival on Staten Island, NY.


With seven stages and over 100 amazing bands, Punk Island was a tribute to what Warped Tour used to be. Included in the lineup were bands ranging from pop-punk, folk-punk, ska and hardcore. This event was a little different than most festivals: the cost was free, all ages were welcomed, and alcohol was not permitted. And although it’s considered a local event, people traveled from nearby states like Connecticut and New Jersey. Meanwhile, bands traveled from everywhere, including from as far away as the Philippines. Punk Island offered scenic views of the New York City skyline and water all around because, well, it’s on an island!


The week prior, the weather called for rain, and all were prepping to spend the rain or shine event under umbrellas and bundled up in rain jackets. But come Sunday, the clouds disappeared just as the bands started playing and a hot, sweaty, skankin’ day in the sun began.

punk-island-heavy-negatives-julie-kolakowski-620x933-jpg.31076_Punk Island NYC and central mASSachusetts_Travel Stories_Squat the Planet_5:37 PM

Heavy Negatives


RVIVR played the Brooklyn Transcore stage in late afternoon, drawing a large and excited crowd, jumping up and down and singing along. Nobody Yet’s set was not complete without a quick flash of singer/guitarist Joe Humeas’ pale behind. Wombat In Combat, playing an acoustic set, admitted this was their first show they ever played sober and their guitarist exclaimed that he finally understood most of their vocalist’s lyrics. Later in the evening, Portland, Oregon’s Rum Rebellion tin-whistled and rocked their way into the sunset at the Dispatches from the Underground Stage. It was impossible not to dance along to their punk drinking anthems.


With so many different genres represented at Punk Island, people had a chance to check out bands and genres they might not usually listen to, as we all know how easy it is these days to “poke your head into your sub-sub-sub genre, and never come up for air,” according to Joey Steel, a leader of the Punk Island Coordinating Committee. By all accounts, Punk Island’s eighth year was a success.

sk8rs-jpg.31077_Punk Island NYC and central mASSachusetts_Travel Stories_Squat the Planet_5:37 PM


dsc07561-jpg.31078_Punk Island NYC and central mASSachusetts_Travel Stories_Squat the Planet_5:37 PM


rainbow-punk-island_fotor-jpg.31079_Punk Island NYC and central mASSachusetts_Travel Stories_Squat the Planet_5:37 PM


The rest of the Flickr gallery is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157655229343566/
 
Joined
Mar 11, 2015
Threads
41
Messages
177
Likes
84
Current Location
Watertown, United States
Website
plus.google.com
Reactions
94% 1% 5%
#5
@Koala
There was a sweet hang out / art spot under an overpass in Central Mass.

where's the overpass ? would like to go smoke a joint and check it out
 
Last edited:
Joined
Feb 12, 2012
Threads
34
Messages
226
Likes
118
Current Location
Minneapolis, United States
Reactions
98% 0% 2%
#6
I was at punk island this years with my buddy. It was a good time until that drunk nazi skin head guy showed up and acted like a complete dick.
Was telling people that they better speak english and flaunting his ss deaths head shit. I immediatly walked away from that douch but some others didnt and no one said shit to him about his behavior, instead people were handing him my booze even though i kept saying fuck that.
 

Similar threads

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Donate to StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount
$20.00
Goal
$50.00

Latest Status Updates

Finally got out of Willows. One ride to Williams. Next ride to Willits. Where there's a 'Will', there's a ...Jay?
I entered into the stock market a few days ago. It's basically "dancing money". You gotta see it to believe it.
Flying to Portugal tomorrow! Fuck yeah.
12 days before flying out of the states; working through the very last day and milking the job for all i can get! but little time for much else, making a few quality occasions will tie it all together ^_^
Squatting truck stops in a school bus...
oak moth wrote on TrainingHoppers's profile.
yes, research is my middle name....if i'd done more as a young'un i don't think life would have kicked my a** as bad as it did
oak moth wrote on otch0z's profile.
yea - i do try to eat healthy and walk a lot. im kind of obsessed with it actually. gotta keep that pitta in check, depressed and inflamed is not how i want to spend another winter !
Looking to meet traveling buddies. Seeking an adeveture. Let's do this✌

Forum Statistics

Threads
22,395
Messages
206,395
Members
13,282
Threads in last 24 hours
9
Messages in last 24 hours
83
Members in last 30 days
877
Latest member
MCx