After Friday’s successful psychobilly kickoff featuring the Howlers, Guana Batz and Tiger Army, the second night of the 5th annual Musink Tattoo Convention & Music Festival, Saturday at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, had concert-goers in sardine-like conditions in anticipation of pop-punk groups New Found Glory, Yellowcard and Bayside.
Ahead of schedule, NFG wasted no time with its set, diving head first into “Understatement” off 2002′s Sticks and Stones. The eager crowd grew massive within seconds and consumed the entire front section of the concert hangar. Lead singer Jordan Pundik’s wild cardio work and untamed antics during “At Least I’m Known for Something” and “All Down Hill from Here” (from 20004′s Catalyst) inspired a pogo-ing circle-pit frenzy among the faithful, whose intensity impressed even those admiring from a safe distance.
Article by Liz Ortega, for the Orange County Register. Photos by Kelly A. Swift, for the Orange County Register.
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