Long overdue, we're sorry!
Here are the photos from the second day of So What?! Festival featuring the likes of amazing acts such as Capsize, Silverstein & Underoath.
Let's dive right in with the first band on the bill, Hazing!
The first band on Day Two I saw was Hazing. A newly signed band on InVogue's roster. They had some very catchy hooks and a perfect band to open the day with.
Rarity is a band that I had heard a lot about but had yet to see. They were very energetic and put on a great show. I was extremely impressed with this one.
I had seen Ghost Key once before on the house show tour with Beartooth. Seeing them on a main stage at a huge festival was a completely different experience. Definitely a band to watch out for.
The Ongoing Concept:
The Ongoing Concept was a very interesting band. Their sound was a little different than the other mainstream bands playing that day but their stage presence was amazing. Running and jumping all around the stage. It was a great band to watch.
Chunk! No Captain Chunk!
CNCC is a band that never disappoints. I've seen this band a couple times now and every time they put on an amazing show. Catchy and heavy at the same time. What more could you ask for?
I could probably count almost 100 people at the festival that were wearing Capsize merch. I'd never seen this band before but with the hype surrounding them I knew I needed to check them out. They definitely lived up to it. Great hardcore band.
Being As An Ocean:
This is a band I've been wanting to see for a while. First of all their vocalist spend NO time on stage. He immediately went out into the middle of the giant crowd as soon as the set started and never returned to the stage. You could tell this band put a lot of heart into every note they played and every song they sang. Very genuine guys.
Stray From The Path:
I had just started listening to this band a couple weeks before the festival. After seeing them live I can honestly say they are one of my favorites. Heavy riffs and politically charged lyrics drive this band. They are brutally honest and tell it like it is, something not a lot of bands in the scene are a fan of. I hope this band continues their trend of transparency.
Fit For A King:
Other than local bands, I'm fairly certain I've shot FFAK more times than any other band. They put on an amazing show. The crowd was insane during their set as well. Love seeing these dudes live every time.
The Word Alive:
The Word Alive is another great heavy band. Catchy hooks and heavy breakdowns. Every member of this band has an extreme amount of talent and it shows in their live show.
Silverstein is one of those bands resurfacing and people are loving it. They'e been doing it for such a long time that old fans and new fans alike were yelling every lyric back. Solid show from start to finish.
Beartooth. Need I say more? If you've never seen this band live you are definitely missing out. There were so many members of different bands watching them that there was a whole separate crowd watching from backstage. This is one of the biggest names in heavy music for a reason.
The Devil Wears Prada:
TDWP is another band thats been doing this for a long time. They were one of the bands that got me into heavy music in the first place. The played old songs and new and every one of them was a solid jam front to back. Very cool to see these guys live again.
UNDEROATH. I REPEAT UNDEROATH. I am very privileged to say that not only did I get to see the rebirth of this band but I also captured some of the moments of these legends. Almost every musician in the scene right now not only respects this band but owes some credit to the inspiration of their own bands. I hope to see this band live again soon. Long live Underoath.
Same as the first day, the photos and commentary were from Dustin Worden.
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