Photos Featured Punk Island NYC and central mASSachusetts

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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.

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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!
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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.

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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)

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

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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 :)
 
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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.
 
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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


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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.

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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.

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The rest of the Flickr gallery is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157655229343566/
 
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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.
 

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