If you weren’t at Fun Fun Fun Fest last weekend, you fucked up. Where else in the world are you going to see Judas Priest, Neutral Milk Hotel, Modest Mouse, Wiz Khalifa, Deafheaven, Nas, Gorilla Biscuits, Amon Amarth, Sky Ferreria, 2Chainz, Mineral, METZ, Pallbearer, World Burns to Death, Alt-J, and Glassjaw, to say nothing of motherfucking King Diamond himself within the span of three days and a handful of city blocks? Only in goddamn Valhalla - or, just this once, in Austin, TX. The festival has grown exponentially since its inception in 2006, and become one of North America’s premiere destinations for live music fans with some time to kill and a thirst for discovery. Imagine SXSW scaled down, reined in, and divested of filler, and you’ve got a pretty good idea of what went down this past weekend (11/7-11/9).
Despite a few growing pains (like the burning pain that commandeered our lower backs while http://noisey.vice.com/blog/fun-fun-fun-fest-was-a-clusterfuck-fuck-fuck), this year’s edition was a rousing success. Noisey’s afterparty alone featured 7 Seconds and Rocket from the Crypt, and it was just one of many. We went, we saw, we raged, and we can’t wait to see what the organizers come up with next year. They’re gonna need to haul out some seriously big guns to top this (Beyonce/Tupac hologram duet?).
We’ve already given you a taste of the madness with some photos, and now we’re going all in with even more sweat-smeared documentary evidence thanks to Nathaniel Shannon.