Last Ones Left: Oakland
Everything about this photo is awesome.
"The Clarity" by Sleep
Limp Wrist at 924 Gilman in 2008 (full set).
This was a Sunday afternoon show booked by Ariel Awesome and Ale “Nunca Mas”. Lebenden Toten (PDX) was also on the bill. The Friday show was Thou (NOLA), Black Cobra, and on Saturday we had Die Young (TX) and Sabertooth Zombie. We probably had something that Thursday as well that I’ve totally forgotten about, but either way it was a busy weekend.
Harry and Pat Libby at the Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California.
I took a few posed photos of these two, then snapped this one while they waited for me to pretend adjust something on the phone I borrowed for the shoot.
Colby from One In The Chamber lurking at a B.O.B. Fest benefit show we booked back in 2005 at the Arcadia Skate Ramp Hotel in West Oakland. This photo is by Snake, who was a member of the pre-MySpace Oakland Pyrate Punx, i.e. when the entire crew was around ten people. I was booking a majority of the Pyrate Punx’s bigger local shows then, as well as UGZ/Ear2TheGround Punx shows, and at some point I started to hand various members of the Pyrate Punx disposable cameras to take pics for the zine, which they did, with Snake taking it up by notch by buying his camera. I uploaded this photo and thirteen others from the B.O.B. benefit to our Facebook page, which you can view HERE.
I just got the news that Fraggle passed away today after suffering a major stroke earlier this week. It doesn’t feel real to me, or fair, and it’s really difficult to put into words what a loss this is for everyone who knew him. Goodbye my friend, you were one of a kind, and I’ll miss you.
Bands, food, beer, and fun! All proceeds go to help Fraggle with his mounting medical bills. Come out to support a great cause….FRAGGLE!